Proposed minimal standards for describing new taxa of aerobic, endospore-forming bacteria

Niall A. Logan, O. Berge, A. H. Bishop, H. J. Busse, P. De Vos, D. Fritze, M. Heyndrickx, P. Kämpfer

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Abstract

Minimal standards for describing new taxa within the aerobic endospore-forming bacteria are proposed, following Recommendation 30b of the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision). These minimal standards are recommended as guidelines to assist authors in the preparation of descriptions for novel taxa. They encourage broad polyphasic characterization and the construction of descriptions that are practically useful in routine diagnostic laboratories. The proposals have been endorsed by the Subcommittee on the Taxonomy of the Genus Bacillus and Related Organisms of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2114-2121
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Volume59
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • endospore-forming bacteria
  • taxonomy
  • aerobic
  • bacteriology

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