Requests for an Opinion

See the glossary entry on Requests for an Opinion for background information. The following list of Requests for an Opinion only includes pending requests published after the apperance of the Approved Lists (1980). It also includes comments by third parties on Requests for an Opinion. Requests for an Opinion for which the Judicial Commission already published a Judicial Opinion are listed together with these Judicial Opinions. An overview on nomenclature is given on a separate page. The list below is sorted in order of appearance, decreasingly. Note that for technical reasons accents and umlauts in the names of authors may not be shown in the subheadings.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:5172-5176. "Strain ATCC 4720T is the authentic type strain of Agrobacterium tumefaciens, which is not a later heterotypic synonym of Agrobacterium radiobacter. Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Agrobacterium tumefaciens.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:5165-5171. "The status of the genus Prolinoborus (Pot et al. 1992) and the species Prolinoborus fasciculus (Pot et al. 1992)." Affected taxon names: Prolinoborus fasciculus.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:3953-3954. "The status of the species Lactobacillus fornicalis Dicks et al. 2000. Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Lactobacillus fornicalis.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:3577-3581. "Rejection of the name Borreliella and all proposed species comb. nov. placed therein. Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Borreliella.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:2158-2162. "Conservation of the name Aeromonas eucrenophila over the name Aeromonas punctata for the organism based on type stain NCMB 74T and universally defined as ‘Aeromonas DNA hybridization group 6’. Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Aeromonas eucrenophila.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:2155-2157. "Correction of the type strain of Aeromonas punctata (Zimmermann 1890) Snieszko 1957 and of A. punctata subsp. punctata from ATCC 15468T to NCMB 74T (=NCIMB 74T= ATCC 23309T). Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Aeromonas punctata.

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