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Endangered prokaryotic names

J.P. Euzéby (SBSV) & B.J. Tindall (DSMZ)

At the meetings of the Judicial Commission at the IUMS Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology Congress in San Francisco in 2005, the Judicial Commission of the International Committee for Systematics of Prokaryotes considered the Request for an Opinion published in 2004 by Euzéby and Tindall and issued the Judicial Opinion 81.
References:
1 EUZÉBY (J.P.) and TINDALL (B.J.): Status of strains that contravene Rules 27(3) and 30 of the Bacteriological Code. Request for an Opinion. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 293-301.
Original article in IJSEM Online
2 JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE ON SYSTEMATICS OF PROKARYOTES: Status of strains that contravene Rules 27 (3) and 30 of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria. Opinion 81. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1755-1763.
Opinion 81 in IJSEM Online

Forty three species names are considered not be validly published, since deposit in two different collections in two different countires has not been documented [Rule 27(3) and 30]. These endangered prokaryotic names are listed below in the table 1.

The Opinion 81 issued by the Judicial Commission provides a solution whereby names listed in table 1 may be considered to be validly published.
According to the Opinion 81 issued by the Judicial Commission, authors or these names, or other scientists who wish to have these names validly published, should submit evidence of the deposit of the type strain in additional collections to the List Editor (either directly or via the IJSEM Editorial Office) before the next meeting of the Judicial Commission (2012). After that time, the names will be ruled not to have been validly published. If, after that deadline, the authors or other scientists wish to have these names validly published, this may be done by confirming that the names are in accordance with the requirements of the Code and either by requesting valid publication via the Validation Lists or by inclusion of the proposal in an original article in the IJSEM. The details of valid publication will then make reference to those publications. If authors or other scientists feel that an exception should be granted to Rule 30, requiring deposit of the type in two different collections in two different countries, they should contact the Editorial Office of the IJSEM.

Consequently, to avoid confusion in prokaryotic nomenclature it is important that scientists deposit the type strains in additional collections.

Note:
Table 1b of the Opinion 81 encompasses names considered not to be validly published at the time of writing, since deposit in two different collections in two different countries has not been documented. Since the publication of the Opinion 81, the deposit of the type strain in at least two recognized culture collections in two different countries was documented for the following taxa:


Consequently, these names are not cited below.


Table 1: Names considered not to be validly published, since deposit in two different collections in two different countries has not been documented

Species names

Type species of the genus

Actinoplanes friuliensis Aretz et al. 2001

No

Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius subsp. rittmannii Nicolaus et al. 2002

No

Alkalispirillum mobile Rijkenberg et al. 2002

Yes

Chlorobaculum limnaeum Imhoff 2003

No

Chlorobaculum parvum Imhoff 2003

No

Chlorobaculum thiosulfatiphilum Imhoff 2003

No

Chlorobium clathratiforme (Szafer 1911) Imhoff 2003

No

Chlorobium luteolum (Schmidle 1901) Imhoff 2003

No

Desulfomonile limimaris Sun et al. 2001

No

Desulfovibrio dechloracetivorans Sun et al. 2001

No

Geoglobus ahangari Kashefi et al. 2002

Yes

Hahella chejuensis Lee et al. 2001

Yes

Heliobacterium sulfidophilum Bryantseva et al. 2001

No

Heliorestis baculata Bryantseva et al. 2001

No

Hydrogenobacter subterraneus Takai et al. 2001

No

Ketogulonicigenium vulgare Urbance et al. 2001

Yes

Methylomicrobium buryatense Kaluzhnaya et al. 2001

No

Microcystis aeruginosa Otsuka et al. 2001

Yes

Neochlamydia hartmannellae Horn et al. 2001

Yes

Neorickettsia risticii (Holland et al. 1985) Dumler et al. 2001

No

Neorickettsia sennetsu (Misao and Kobayashi 1956) Dumler et al. 2001

No

Nitrosomonas aestuarii Koops et al. 2001

No

Nitrosomonas communis Koops et al. 2001

No

Nitrosomonas eutropha Koops et al. 2001

No

Nitrosomonas halophila Koops et al. 2001

No

Nitrosomonas marina Koops et al. 2001

No

Nitrosomonas nitrosa Koops et al. 2001

No

Nitrosomonas oligotropha Koops et al. 2001

No

Nitrosomonas ureae Koops et al. 2001

No

Nitrospira moscoviensis Ehrich et al. 2001

No

Paenibacillus granivorans Van der Maarel et al. 2001

No

Prochlorococcus marinus Chisholm et al. 2001

Yes

Prochlorococcus marinus subsp. marinus Chisholm et al. 2001

No

Prosthecochloris vibrioformis (Pelsh 1936) Imhoff 2003

No

Rhodoferax antarcticus Madigan et al. 2001

No

Rickettsia felis Bouyer et al. 2001

No

Roseospirillum parvum Glaeser and Overmann 2001

Yes

Selenihalanaerobacter shriftii Switzer Blum et al. 2001

Yes

Syntrophus aciditrophicus Jackson et al. 2001

No

Thermococcus sibiricus Miroshnichenko et al. 2001

No

Thermoproteus uzoniensis Bonch-Osmolovskaya et al. 2001

No

Thioflavicoccus mobilis Imhoff and Pfennig 2001

Yes

Tropheryma whipplei La Scola et al. 2001

Yes

 

 * Kordia algicida was published in the IJSEM in 2004. So, this name is not cited in the table 1b of the Opinion 81.

** Thermococcus atlanticus Cambon-Bonavita et al. 2004 is not cited in the table 1b of the Opinion 81.
Thermococcus atlanticus (type strain MA898 = CIP 107420 = DSM 15226) appears in Validation List 99. However, the type strain CIP 107420 was never available and this name was deleted from Validation List 99. As a consequence, Thermococcus atlanticus was not validly published [Rules 27(3) and 30]. However, according to the Judicial Opinion 81, Thermococcus atlanticus Cambon-Bonavita et al. 2004 is considered to be validly published, since deposit in a second culture collection in a different country has been documented (strain JCM 16138).

 

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