Addendum: Comparative Genomic Analysis of the Class Epsilonproteobacteria and Proposed Reclassification to Epsilonbacteraeota (phyl. nov.)
- 1Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia
- 2Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, College of the Environment and Life Sciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, United States
- 3Department of Subsurface Geobiological Analysis and Research (D-SUGAR), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Japan
- 4Department of Biology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
- 5Microbial Energy Conversion and Biotechnology, Department of Biology, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
- 6Department of Biological Sciences, Life Science Facility, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, United States
- 7School of Marine Science and Policy, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States
- 8Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States
- 9Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA, United States
- 10School of Molecular Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States
- 11State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Institute of Marine Microbes and Ecospheres, College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
by Waite, D. W., Vanwonterghem, I., Rinke, C., Parks, D. H., Zhang, Y., Takai, K., et al. (2017). Front. Microbiol. 8:682. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00682
In our original publication, we proposed the phylum name Epsilonbacteraeota according to a proposal to modify Rule 8 of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes, under which the suffix –aeota would be used to denote prokaryotic phyla (Oren et al., 2015). An addendum to this proposal was recently made whereby the shorter suffix –ota, instead of –aeota, be added to the stem of the name of one of the contained classes (Whitman et al., 2018). In accordance with this amendment, and the requirement that a class name is derived from a type genus (Oren et al., 2015), we propose to replace the name Epsilonbacteraeota with Campylobacterota. This change does not affect subordinate ranks of the phylum.
Campylobacterota (Cam.py.lo.bac.ter.o′ta. N.L. neut. n. Campylobacter type genus of the type order of the type class of the phylum; suff. -ota, proposed ending to denote a phylum; N.L. neut. pl. n. Campylobacterota the phylum of the class Campylobacteria).
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Oren, A., Da Costa, M. S., Garrity, G. M., Rainey, F. A., Rosselló-Móra, R., Schink, B., et al. (2015). Proposal to include the rank of phylum in the international code of nomenclature of prokaryotes. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 65, 4284–4287. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.000664
Whitman, W. B., Oren, A., Chuvochina, M., Da Costa, M. S., Garrity, G. M., Rainey, F. A., et al. (2018). Proposal of the suffix –ota to denote phyla. Addendum to ‘Proposal to include the rank of phylum in the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes’ Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 65, 4284–4287. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002593
Keywords: Epsilonproteobacteria, taxonomy, classification, genome, phylogenomics, Epsilonbacteraeota, Epsilonbacterota, evolution
Citation: Waite DW, Vanwonterghem I, Rinke C, Parks DH, Zhang Y, Takai K, Sievert SM, Simon J, Campbell BJ, Hanson TE, Woyke T, Klotz MG and Hugenholtz P (2018) Addendum: Comparative Genomic Analysis of the Class Epsilonproteobacteria and Proposed Reclassification to Epsilonbacteraeota (phyl. nov.). Front. Microbiol. 9:772. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00772
Received: 01 March 2018; Accepted: 05 April 2018;
Published: 18 April 2018.
Edited by:Svetlana N. Dedysh, Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology (RAS), Russia
Reviewed by:Barny Whitman, University of Georgia, United States
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