An update on the novel genera and species and revised taxonomic status of bacterial organisms described in 2016 and 2017

Erik Munson, Karen C. Carroll

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Abstract

Recognition and acknowledgment of novel bacterial taxonomy and nomenclature revisions can impact clinical practice, disease epidemiology, and routine clinical microbiology laboratory operations. The Journal of Clinical Microbiology (JCM) herein presents its biannual report summarizing such changes published in the years 2016 and 2017, as published and added by the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. Noteworthy discussion centers around descriptions of novel Corynebacteriaceae and an anaerobic mycolic acid-producing bacterium in the suborder Corynebacterineae; revisions within the Propionibacterium, Clostridium, Borrelia, and Enterobacter genera; and a major reorganization of the family Enterobacteriaceae. JCM intends to sustain this series of reports as advancements in molecular genetics, whole-genome sequencing, and studies of the human microbiome continue to produce novel taxa and clearer understandings of bacterial relatedness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere01181
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2019

Keywords

  • Bacteria
  • Nomenclature
  • Phylogenetics
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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