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Front. Microbiol., 21 February 2018 |

Corrigendum: Genome-Based Taxonomic Classification of Bacteroidetes

  • 1Department of Microorganisms, Leibniz Institute DSMZ – German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Braunschweig, Germany
  • 2Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), Walnut Creek, CA, United States
  • 3Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • 4School of Biology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

A corrigendum on
Genome-Based Taxonomic Classification of Bacteroidetes

by Hahnke, R. L., Meier-Kolthoff, J. P., García-López, M., Mukherjee, S., Huntemann, M., Ivanova, N. N., et al. (2016). Front. Microbiol. 7:2003. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.02003

In the Taxonomic Consequences section of the Discussion chapter of the original article the type of the newly proposed class Saprospiria was incorrectly indicated (and in conflict with the etymology paragraph) within the description of the class. A correction has accordingly been made to Discussion, Taxonomic Consequences, Description of Saprospiria, class. nov.:

Description of Saprospiria, class. nov.

Sa.pros.pi'ri.a (N.L. fem. n. Saprospira, type genus of the type order of the class, -ia ending to denote a class; N.L. fem. pl. n. Saprospiria, the class of the order Saprospirales).

The description is the same as for the order Saprospirales.

This class is described on the basis of 16S rRNA gene and whole-genome phylogenetic analysis. The type and currently sole order of the class is Saprospirales.

The authors apologize for this error and state that this does not change the scientific conclusions of the original article in any way.

The original article has been updated.

Conflict of Interest Statement

The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

Keywords: G+C content, genome BLAST distance phylogeny, gliding motility, gut microbiome, marine microbiology, one thousand microbial genomes project, phylogenetic classification, Bacteroidaeota-Rhodothermaeota-Balneolaeota-Chlorobaeota superphylum

Citation: Hahnke RL, Meier-Kolthoff JP, García-López M, Mukherjee S, Huntemann M, Ivanova NN, Woyke T, Kyrpides NC, Klenk H-P and Göker M (2018) Corrigendum: Genome-Based Taxonomic Classification of Bacteroidetes. Front. Microbiol. 9:304. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00304

Received: 24 January 2018; Accepted: 09 February 2018;
Published: 21 February 2018.

Edited and reviewed by: Martin G. Klotz, Washington State University Tri-Cities, United States

Copyright © 2018 Hahnke, Meier-Kolthoff, García-López, Mukherjee, Huntemann, Ivanova, Woyke, Kyrpides, Klenk and Göker. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

*Correspondence: Markus Göker,

These authors have contributed equally to this work.