What's in a name? New bacterial species and changes to taxonomic status from 2012 through 2015

Erik Munson, Karen C. Carroll

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Abstract

Technological advancements in fields such as molecular genetics and the human microbiome have resulted in an unprecedented recognition of new bacterial genus/species designations by the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. Knowledge of designations involving clinically significant bacterial species would benefit clinical microbiologists in the context of emerging pathogens, performance of accurate organism identification, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. In anticipation of subsequent taxonomic changes being compiled by the Journal of Clinical Microbiology on a biannual basis, this compendium summarizes novel species and taxonomic revisions specific to bacteria derived from human clinical specimens from the calendar years 2012 through 2015.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-42
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Anaerobes
  • Bacteria
  • Gram-negative bacteria
  • Gram-positive bacteria
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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