Requests for an Opinion

Introduction

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.

Velazquez et al. 2020

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.

Glaeser et al. 2020

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.

Goncalves-Ribeiro et al. 2020

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.

Margos et al. 2020

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.

Vazquez-Boland et al. 2020

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:3572-3576. "Conservation of Rhodococcus equi (Magnusson 1923) Goodfellow and Alderson 1977 and rejection of Rhodococcus hoagii (Morse 1912) Kampfer et al. 2014. Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Rhodococcus equi.

Farmer and Holmes 2020

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.

Holmes and Farmer 2020

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.

Gupta and Oren 2020

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:1431-1438. "Necessity and rationale for the proposed name changes in the classification of Mollicutes species. Reply to: 'Recommended rejection of the names Malacoplasma gen. nov., Mesomycoplasma gen. nov., Metamycoplasma gen. nov., Metamycoplasmataceae fam. nov., Mycoplasmoidaceae fam. nov., Mycoplasmoidales ord. nov., Mycoplasmoides gen. nov., Mycoplasmopsis gen. nov. [Gupta, Sawnani, Adeolu, Alnajar and Oren 2018] and all proposed species comb. nov. placed therein', by M. Balish et al. (Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 2019;69:3650-3653)." Affected taxon names: Mollicutes, Metamycoplasmataceae, Mycoplasmoidaceae, Malacoplasma, Mesomycoplasma, Metamycoplasma, Mycoplasmoides, Mycoplasmopsis, Mycoplasmoidales.

Balish et al. 2019

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:3650-3653. "Recommended rejection of the names Malacoplasma gen. nov., Mesomycoplasma gen. nov., Metamycoplasma gen. nov., Metamycoplasmataceae fam. nov., Mycoplasmoidaceae fam. nov., Mycoplasmoidales ord. nov., Mycoplasmoides gen. nov., Mycoplasmopsis gen. nov. [Gupta, Sawnani, Adeolu, Alnajar and Oren 2018] and all proposed species comb. nov. placed therein. Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Mollicutes.

Dobritsa et al. 2018

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:3068-3075. "Reclassification of Eubacterium combesii and discrepancies in the nomenclature of botulinum neurotoxin-producing clostridia: Challenging Opinion 69. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Eubacterium combesii.

Oren 2017

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:4284. "Correction of the name Amycolatopsis albidoflavus to Amycolatopsis albidiflava corrig. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Amycolatopsis albidoflavus.

Oren 2017

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:3687-3688. "Proposal to designate the order Actinomycetales Buchanan 1917, 162 (Approved Lists 1980) as the nomenclatural type of the class Actinobacteria. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Actinomycetales.

Oren 2017

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:3686. "Proposal to correct the generic name Flaviaesturariibacter Kang, Chun, Seo, Kim and Jahng 2015, 2212 to Flavaestuariibacter. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Flaviaesturariibacter.

Boden and Oren 2017

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:3685. "Proposal to designate Methylothermus subterraneus Hirayama et al. 2011 as the type species of the genus Methylothermus. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Methylothermus subterraneus, "Methylothermus subterraneus".

Tindall 2016

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:4900-4904. "The nomenclatural type of the genus Methanocorpusculum Zellner et al. 1988 and the selection of the correct name." Affected taxon names: Methanocorpusculum.

Oren et al. 2016

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:4296-4298. "Implementation of Rule 8 of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes for the renaming of classes. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: "Acidobacteriia", Actinomycetes, Alphaproteobacteria, Anaerolineae, Betaproteobacteria, Caldilineae, "Campylobacteria", "Caulobacteria", Chlamydiia, "Chlorobiia", Chthonomonadetes, Clostridia, "Clostridiia", "Deferribacteria", Deltaproteobacteria, "Elusimicrobiia", Epsilonproteobacteria, Flavobacteriia, Fusobacteriia, Gammaproteobacteria, Halobacteria, Ignavibacteria, "Ignavibacteriia", Methanobacteria, Mollicutes, Negativicutes, Sphingobacteriia, "Thermodesulfobacteriia", Verrucomicrobiae, "Verrucomicrobiia".

Kimura et al. 2016

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:3249-3251. "The status of the species Moorella thermoautotrophica Wiegel et al. 1981. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Moorella thermoautotrophica.

Kaempfer et al. 2016

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:524-525. "The status of the species Enterobacter siamensis Khunthongpan et al. 2014. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Enterobacter siamensis.

Liu et al. 2015

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:3228-3231. "Identification of strains Bacillus aerophilus MTCC 7304T as Bacillus altitudinis and Bacillus stratosphericus MTCC 7305T as a Proteus sp. and the status of the species Bacillus aerius Shivaji et al. 2006. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Bacillus aerophilus.

Rameshkumar 2015

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:2774. "The status of the species Shewanella irciniae Lee et al. 2006. Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Shewanella irciniae.

Dunlap 2015

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:2341. "The status of the species Bacillus aerius. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Bacillus aerius.

Velazquez et al. 2015

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:2337-2340. "The status of the genus Seliberia Aristovskaya and Parinkina 1963 (Approved Lists 1980) and the species Seliberia stellate Aristovskaya and Parinkina 1963 (Approved Lists 1980). Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Seliberia.

Oren and Garrity 2015

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:2013-2014. "The correct name of the type species of the genus Methanocorpusculum. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Methanocorpusculum.

Yassin et al. 2015

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:1102-1103. "The status of the species Actinobaculum massiliense (Greub and Raoult 2006). Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Actinobaculum massiliense corrig..

Branquinho et al. 2015

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:1101. "The status of the species Bacillus aerophilus and Bacillus stratosphericus. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Bacillus aerophilus.

Lai et al. 2015

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:321. "The status of the species Hyphomonas rosenbergii Weiner et al. 2000. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Hyphomonas rosenbergii.

Tindall 2014

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:1065-1067. "What ever happened to Thermomicrobium fosteri Phillips and Perry 1976?" Affected taxon names: Thermomicrobium fosteri.

Garrity 2014

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:311-312. "Conservation of Rhodococcus equi (Magnusson 1923) Goodfellow and Alderson 1977 and rejection of Corynebacterium hoagii (Morse 1912) Eberson 1918." Affected taxon names: Rhodococcus equi.

Oren et al. 2013

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:3545. "Proposal to change the name Rhodoligotrophos Fukuda et al. 2012, 1947 to Rhodoligotrophus. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Rhodoligotrophos.

Oggerin et al. 2011

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:1757-1759. "The status of the species Beijerinckia fluminensis Dobereiner and Ruschel 1958. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Beijerinckia fluminensis.

Podkopaeva et al. 2009

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:2916-2920. "Proposal of Spirillum winogradskyi sp. nov., a novel microaerophilic species, an emended description of the genus Spirillum and Request for an Opinion regarding the status of the species Spirillum volutans Ehrenberg 1832." Affected taxon names: Spirillum, "Spirillum", Spirillum volutans.