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Paper

Year:2020
Author(s):R. Rossello-Mora, K. Konstantinidis, I. Sutcliffe, W. Whitman
Title:Opinion: Response to concerns about the use of DNA sequences as types in the nomenclature of prokaryotes
Journal:SYSTEMATIC AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY
ISSN:0723-2020
JCR Impact Factor:4.022
Volume:43
Issue No.:2
Pages:126070
D.O.I.:10.1016/j.syapm.2020.126070
Web:https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.syapm.2020.126070
Abstract:© 2020 Elsevier GmbHIn 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.

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