Opinion: Response to concerns about the use of DNA sequences as types in the nomenclature of prokaryotes

Ramon Rossello-Mora*, Konstantinos T. Konstantinidis, Iain Sutcliffe, William Whitman

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Abstract

In the current Opinion we respond to the major concerns by Bisgaard et al. (2019) and Overmann et al. (2019) and conclude that the adoption of sequences as types for the names of prokaryotes will allow for improvements of the taxonomic framework, increased stability of names derived from robust phylogenomic methods, and enable a full circumscription of the microbial world rather than just the cultivated minority.

Original languageEnglish
Article number126070
JournalSystematic and Applied Microbiology
Volume43
Issue number2
Early online date11 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020

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