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Front. Microbiol., 01 October 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.02253

Corrigendum (2): Revisiting the Taxonomy of the Genus Arcobacter: Getting Order From the Chaos

  • 1Departament de Ciències Mèdiques Bàsiques, Facultat de Medicina, Institut d'Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain
  • 2Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, CIBUS-Facultad de Biología, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A Corrigendum on
Revisiting the Taxonomy of the Genus Arcobacter: Getting Order From the Chaos

by Pérez-Cataluña, A., Salas-Massó, N., Diéguez, A. L., Balboa, S., Lema, A., Romalde, J. L., et al. (2018) Front. Microbiol. 9:2077. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02077

The original paper, which contained a description of five new genera with 25 species (all new combinations) contained many errors that prevented the proposed names from being included in a Validation List in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. The List Editors could correct part of the problems, so that the generic names Pseudarcobacter, Malaciobacter. Halarcobacter, and Poseidonibacter and the species assigned as “comb. nov.” to these genera could be validly published [Oren, A. and Garrity, G. M. (2019). List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Validation List no. 185. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 69, 5–9]. The corrections made are explained in footnotes to the list. However, because of the nature of some of the changes required, the List Editors could not make the corrections for the proposed genus “Aliiarcobacter” and the eight proposed new combinations in the Validation List. The corrigendum published [Revisiting the Taxonomy of the Genus Arcobacter: Getting Order From the Caos (sic), by Pérez-Cataluña, A., Salas-Massó, N., Diéguez, A. L., Balboa, S., Lema, A., Romalde, J. L., et al. (2018). Front. Microbiol. 9:3123. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.03123] failed to correct the remaining errors and introduced new problems. This necessitated a new Corrigendum in order to effectively publish the names Aliarcobacter and eight “comb. nov.” species to be submitted subsequently for List validation in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.

Description of Aliarcobacter gen. nov.

Aliarcobacter (A.li.ar.co.bac'ter. L. pronoun alius other, another; N.L. masc. n. Arcobacter a bacterial generic name; N.L. masc. n. Aliarcobacter the other Arcobacter). Cells are Gram-negative, curved rods 0.2–0.5 mm in diameter and 1–3 mm long. Motile by single polar flagellum. Does not swarm. Chemoorganotrophic. Oxidase and catalase positive. No growth occur at 4% NaCl. Growth occurs at 15°C−42°C. Carbohydrates are not fermented. Nitrate usually reduced to nitrite. Positive for the hydrolysis of indoxyl acetate and negative for urease. Growth does not occur in the presence 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride (0.04%, wt/vol) or glycine (1% wt/vol). Some species may grow in the presence of safranin (0.05% wt/vol) or oxgall (1% wt/vol). Fluorescent pigments are not produced. Some species are sensitive to cefoperazone (64 mg/l). Range of DNA GC+C content is 26.4–29.4 mol%. The type species is Aliarcobacter cryaerophilus.

Description of Aliarcobacter cryaerophilus comb. nov.

Basonym: Campylobacter cryaerophila Neill et al. 1985.

The description is the same given by Neill et al. (1985). The type strain is A169/BT (= NCTC 11885T = ATCC 43158T).

Description of Aliarcobacter butzleri comb. nov.

Basonym: Campylobacter butzleri Kiehlbauch et al. 1991.

The description is the same given by Vandamme et al. (1992). The type strain is LMG 10828T (= CDC D2686T = ATCC 49616T).

Description of Aliarcobacter skirrowii comb. nov.

Basonym: Arcobacter skirrowii Vandamme et al. 1992.

The description is the same given by Vandamme et al. (1992). The type strain is Skirrow 449/80T (= LMG 6621T = CCUG 10374T).

Description of Aliarcobacter cibarius comb. nov.

Basonym: Arcobacter cibarius Houf et al. 2005.

The description is the same given by Houf et al. (2005). The type strain is LMG 21996T (= CCUG 48482T).

Description of Aliarcobacter thereius comb. nov.

Basonym: Arcobacter thereius Houf et al. 2009.

The description is the same given by Houf et al. (2009). The type strain is LMG 24486T (= CCUG 56902T).

Description of Aliarcobacter trophiarum comb. nov.

Basonym: Arcobacter trophiarum De Smet et al. 2011.

The description is the same given by De Smet et al. (2011). The type strain is 64T (= LMG 25534T = CCUG 59229T).

Description of Aliarcobacter lanthieri comb. nov.

Basonym: Arcobacter lanthieri Whiteduck-Léveillée et al. 2015.

The description is the same given by Whiteduck-Léveillée et al. (2015). The type strain is AF1440T (= LMG 28516T = CCUG 66485T).

Description of Aliarcobacter faecis comb. nov.

Basonym: Arcobacter faecis Whiteduck-Léveillée et al. 2016.

The description is the same given by Whiteduck-Léveillée et al. (2016). The type strain is AF1078T (= LMG 28519T = CCUG 66484T).

The first Corrigendum stated that the original article had been updated. This action was reversed with the publication of the Erratum. The authors apologize for this error and state that this does not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way.

Acknowledgments

The authors are indebted to Prof. Aharon Oren (Jerusalem, Israel) for expert guidance on following the rules on bacterial nomenclature as provided by The International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes (ICNP).

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Keywords: Arcobacter, Aliiarcobacter gen. nov., Pseudoarcobacter gen. nov., Haloarcobacter gen. nov., Malacobacter gen. nov., Poseidonibacter gen. nov., taxonomic criteria

Citation: Pérez-Cataluña A, Salas-Massó N, Diéguez AL, Balboa S, Lema A, Romalde JL and Figueras MJ (2019) Corrigendum (2): Revisiting the Taxonomy of the Genus Arcobacter: Getting Order From the Chaos. Front. Microbiol. 10:2253. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02253

Received: 01 August 2019; Accepted: 17 September 2019;
Published: 27 September 2019.

Edited by:

Martin G. Klotz, Washington State University, United States

Reviewed by:

David W. Ussery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, United States
Iain Sutcliffe, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
George Garrity, Michigan State University, United States

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*Correspondence: Jesús L. Romalde, jesus.romalde@usc.es; María J. Figueras, mariajose.figueras@urv.cat