a.my.lo.ly’ti.cum Gr. n. amulon, starch; N.L. adj.lyticus -a -um, able to dissolve; from Gr. adj. lutikos -e -on; N.L. neut. adj.amylolyticum, dissolving starch, pertaining to the ability of the bacterium to hydrolyse starch
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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:
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