en.do.phy’ti.cum Gr. pref. [ἔνδο-]endo-, within; Gr. neut. n. [φυτόν]phyton, plant; L. neut. adj. suff.-icum, adjectival suffix used with the sense of belonging to; N.L. neut. adj.endophyticum, within plant, endophytic, pertaining to the original isolation from plant tissues
The terminology used by the authors is in line with many other taxonomic studies and does not negatively affect their main results; some improvements may nevertheless be possible. Contrasting the term "chemotaxonomic" with "phenotypic" is not recommended. Whether taxa can have "members" is debatable. See the LPSN phylogeny page for details.Publication:
Göker M. What can genome analysis offer for bacteria? In: Bridge P, Smith D, Stackebrandt E (eds), Trends in the systematics of bacteria and fungi, CAB International, Wallingford, 2021, p. 255-281.