Category Archives: Taxonomy/Phylogeny

New names of bacterial phyla

Names of the category “phylum” in the taxonomic hierarchy of bacteria were earlier not regulated in the [International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes (ICNP)]. However, in February 2021, the members of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (ICSP) have … Continue reading

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New families within the order Enterobacterales

The order Enterobacterales (formely called Enterobacteriales) is a large taxon containing many bacteria of veterinary importance. The members of this taxon have different properties and form a number of distinct phylogenetic groups. Six new families have now been introduced within … Continue reading

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Revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas)

The taxonomy of the mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has finally been revised thanks to a Canadian and an Israeli research group. This revised taxonomy is based on data from whole genome sequencing of 140 mollicutes. Only members of the so-called mycoides group … Continue reading

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