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Genome-based taxonomic revision detects a number of synonymous taxa in the genus Mycobacterium

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Show simple item record Tortoli, E. en_US Meehan, C. J. en_US Grottola, A. en_US Fregni Serpini, G. en_US Fabio, A. en_US Trovato, A. en_US Pecorari, M. en_US Cirillo, D. M. en_US 2020-08-25T09:38:49Z 2020-08-25T09:38:49Z 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1567-1348 en_US
dc.identifier.doi en_US
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dc.identifier.other ITG-B1A; DBM; U-MYCOB; JIF; DOI; PDF; PMC; Abstract; ITMPUB; DSPACE68 en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to clarify the taxonomic status of named species within the genus Mycobacterium. The analysis of genomes belonging to 174 taxa (species or subspecies) of the genus Mycobacterium was conducted using both the Average Nucleotide Identity and the Genome to Genome Distance. A number of synonymous taxa were detected. The list of synonyms includes: two subspecies of M. chelonae (M. chelonae subsp. bovis and M. chelonae subsp. gwanakae), two subspecies of M. fortuitum (M. fortuitum subsp. fortuitum and M. fortuitum subsp. acetamidolyticum), four subspecies of M. avium (M. avium subsp. avium, M. avium subsp. silvaticum, M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis and "M. avium subsp. hominissuis"), two couples of subspecies of M. intracellulare (M. intracellulare subsp. intracellulare/M. intracellulare subsp. paraintracellulare and M. intracellulare subsp. chimaera/M. intracellulare subsp. yongonense), the species M. austroafricanum and M. vanbaalenii, the species M. senegalense and M. conceptionense, the species M. talmoniae and M. eburneum and the species M. marinum, M. ulcerans and M. pseudoshottsii. Furthermore one species were reclassified as subspecies of another mycobacterium: M. lepraemurium was reclassified as a subspecies of M. avium (M. avium subsp. lepraemurium). The updates to nomenclature are proposed basing on the priority of names according the Code of nomenclature of prokaryotes. For two species (M. bouchedurhonense and M. marseillense) the loss of standing in nomenclature is proposed because of unavailability of respective type strains in culture collections. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.subject Mycobacteria en_US
dc.subject Bacteriology en_US
dc.subject Taxonomy en_US
dc.title Genome-based taxonomic revision detects a number of synonymous taxa in the genus Mycobacterium en_US
dc.type Article-E en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Infection, Genetics and Evolution en_US
dc.citation.volume 75 en_US
dc.citation.pages 103983 en_US
dc.citation.abbreviation Infect Genet Evol en_US

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