Name:Bacteroidesxylanolyticus Scholten-Koerselman et al. 1988
Proposed as: sp. nov.
xy.la.no.ly’ti.cus N.L. neut. n.xylanum, xylan; N.L. adj.lyticus -a -um, able to loose, able to dissolve; from Gr. adj.lytikos -ê -on, able to loosen, able to dissolve; N.L. masc. adj.xylanolyticus, xylan-dissolving
Bacteroidesxylanolyticus is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species within a separate genus Bacteroides.
The genome of the type strain was sequenced as part of the GEBA (Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea) project.Publication:
Garcia-Lopez M, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Woyke T, Kyrpides NC, Hahnke RL, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000 Type-Strain Genomes Improves Taxonomic Classification of Bacteroidetes. Front Microbiol 2019; 10:2083.
The 16S rRNA gene sequence of the type strain shows an unexpected affiliation with the family Lachnospiraceae (98.5% similarity against Clostridium aerotolerans).Publication:
Yarza P, Sproer C, Swiderski J, Mrotzek N, Spring S, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Pukall R, Klenk HP, Lang E, et al. Sequencing orphan species initiative (SOS): Filling the gaps in the 16S rRNA gene sequence database for all species with validly published names. Syst Appl Microbiol 2013; 36:69-73.