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Use of gene sequences as type for naming prokaryotes: Recommendations of the international committee on the taxonomy of chlamydiae


Greub, Gilbert; Pillonel, Trestan; Bavoil, Patrik M; Borel, Nicole; Campbell, Lee Ann; Dean, Deborah; Hefty, Scott; Horn, Matthias; Morré, Servaas A; Ouellette, Scot P; Pannekoek, Yvonne; Puolakkainen, Mirja; Timms, Peter; Valdivia, Raphael; Vanrompay, Daisy (2023). Use of gene sequences as type for naming prokaryotes: Recommendations of the international committee on the taxonomy of chlamydiae. New Microbes and New Infections, 54:101158.

Abstract

The International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (ICSP) discussed and rejected in 2020 a proposal to modify the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes to allow the use of gene sequences as type for naming prokaryotes. An alternative nomenclatural code, the Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes Described from Sequence Data (SeqCode), which considers genome sequences as type material for naming species, was published in 2022. Members of the ICSP subcommittee for the taxonomy of the phylum Chlamydiae (Chlamydiota) consider that the use of gene sequences as type would benefit the taxonomy of microorganisms that are difficult to culture such as the chlamydiae and other strictly intracellular bacteria. We recommend the registration of new names of uncultured prokaryotes in the SeqCode registry.

Abstract

The International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (ICSP) discussed and rejected in 2020 a proposal to modify the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes to allow the use of gene sequences as type for naming prokaryotes. An alternative nomenclatural code, the Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes Described from Sequence Data (SeqCode), which considers genome sequences as type material for naming species, was published in 2022. Members of the ICSP subcommittee for the taxonomy of the phylum Chlamydiae (Chlamydiota) consider that the use of gene sequences as type would benefit the taxonomy of microorganisms that are difficult to culture such as the chlamydiae and other strictly intracellular bacteria. We recommend the registration of new names of uncultured prokaryotes in the SeqCode registry.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinärwissenschaftliches Institut > Institute of Veterinary Pathology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > Microbiology
Health Sciences > Infectious Diseases
Uncontrolled Keywords:Infectious Diseases, Microbiology
Language:English
Date:1 September 2023
Deposited On:21 Dec 2023 12:14
Last Modified:29 Jun 2024 01:41
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2052-2975
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nmni.2023.101158
PubMed ID:37416863
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: English
  • Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)