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 The following list of Requests for an Opinion only includes pending, withdrawn and superseded requests. 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" 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" 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" 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’" 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)" 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" 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."

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.

Willems et al. 2003

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:1207-1217. "Description of new Ensifer strains from nodules and proposal to transfer Ensifer adhaerens Casida 1982 to Sinorhizobium as Sinorhizobium adhaerens comb. nov. Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Ensifer, Ensifer adhaerens.

Kilian 2001

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:723-724. "Recommended conservation of the names Streptococcus sanguis, Streptococcus rattus, Streptococcus cricetus, and seven other names included in the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Eubacterium tarantellae corrig., Nitrosococcus oceani corrig., Streptococcus criceti corrig., Streptococcus ratti corrig., Streptomyces rangoonensis corrig..

Yabuuchi and Ezaki 2000

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:1693-1694. "Arguments against the replacement of type species of the genus Salmonella from Salmonella choleraesuis to 'Salmonella enterica' and the creation of the term 'neotype species', and for conservation of Salmonella choleraesuis" Affected taxon names: Salmonella.

Ezaki et al. 2000

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:945-947. "Recognition of nomenclatural standing of Salmonella typhi (Approved Lists 1980), Salmonella enteritidis (Approved Lists 1980) and Salmonella typhimurium (Approved Lists 1980), and conservation of specific epithets enteritidis and typhimurium. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella typhimurium.

Ezaki et al. 2000

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:941-944. "Proposal of Salmonella paratyphi sp. nov., nom. rev. and request for an opinion to conserve the specific epithet paratyphi in the binary combination Salmonella paratyphi as nomen epitheton conservandum." Affected taxon names: Salmonella paratyphi.

Willems and Collins 1994

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:591-593. "Phylogenetic placement of Sarcina ventriculi and Sarcina maxima within group I Clostridium, a possible problem for future revision of the genus Clostridium. Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Sarcina ventriculi.

Bouzar 1994

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:373-374. "Request for a Judicial Opinion concerning the type species of Agrobacterium." Affected taxon names: Agrobacterium.

Van Zyl and Steyn 1992

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:193-198. "Reinterpretation of the taxonomic position of Xanthomonas maltophilia and taxonomic criteria in this genus. Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Xanthomonas maltophilia.

Boone 1991

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:588-589. "Strain GP6 is proposed as the neotype strain of Methanothrix soehngenii VP pro synon. Methanothrix concilii VP and Methanosaeta concilii VP. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Methanothrix, Methanothrix soehngenii.

Dellaglio et al. 1991

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:340-342. "Designation of ATCC 334 in place of ATCC 393 (NCDO 161) as the neotype strain of Lactobacillus casei subsp. casei and rejection of the name Lactobacillus paracasei (Collins et al., 1989). Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Lactobacillus casei.

Coykendall 1989

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1989; 39:207-209. "Rejection of the type strain of Streptococcus mitis (Andrewes and Horder 1906). Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Streptococcus mitis.

Alcorn and Orum 1988

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:132-134. "Request for an opinion. Rejection of the names Erwinia carnegieana Standring 1942 and Pectobacterium carnegieana (Standring 1942) Brenner, Steigerwalt, Miklos and Fanning 1973." Affected taxon names: Erwinia carnegieana, Pectobacterium carnegieana.

Le Minor and Popoff 1987

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1987; 37:465-468. "Request for an Opinion. Designation of Salmonella enterica sp. nov., nom. rev., as the type and only species of the genus Salmonella." Affected taxon names: Salmonella.

Garvie 1986

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1986; 36:579-580. "Request for an Opinion. Conservation of the name Pediococcus acidilactici with DSM 20284 as the neotype strain and rejection of the previous neotype strain NCDO 1859 (= IFO 3884 = DSM 20333 = ATCC 33314)." Affected taxon names: Pediococcus acidilactici.

Tsukamura 1985

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1985; 35:124-125. "Priority of Rhodococcus lentifragmentus (Kruse 1896; Tsukamura et al. 1975) Tsukamura 1978 comb. nov. over Rhodococcus ruber (Kruse 1896) Goodfellow and Alderson 1980. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Rhodococcus ruber.

Lacey et al. 1984

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1984; 34:505-507. "Conservation of the name Micropolyspora Lechevalier, Solotorovsky, and McDurmont over Faenia Kurup and Agre and designation of Mycropolyspora faeni Cross, Maciver, and Lacey as the type species of the genus. Amended Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Micropolyspora.

McCarthy et al. 1983

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1983; 33:430-433. "Conservation of the name Micropolyspora Lechevalier, Solotorovsky, and McDurmont and designation of Micropolyspora faeni Cross, Maciver, and Lacey as the type species of the genus. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Micropolyspora.

Jones and Seeliger 1983

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1983; 33:429. "Designation of a new type strain for Listeria monocytogenes. Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Listeria monocytogenes.

Goodfellow and Trueper 1982

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1982; 32:383. "Escherichiaceae nom. nov., a name to replace Enterobacteriaceae. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Enterobacteriaceae, Enterobacteriaceae.

Tsukamura 1982

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1982; 32:235-236. "Rejection of the name Nocardia farcinica Trevisan 1889 (Approved Lists 1980). Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Nocardia farcinica.

Grimont et al. 1981

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1981; 31:211-212. "Comment on the Request to the Judicial Commission to conserve the specific epithet liquefaciens over the specific epithet proteamaculans in the name of the organism currently known as Serratia liquefaciens." Affected taxon names: Serratia liquefaciens, Serratia proteamaculans.

Canale-Parola 1981

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1981; 31:105-106. "Proposal that Spirochaeta stenostrepta Zuelzer replace Spirochaeta plicatilis Ehrenberg as the type spcies of the genus Spirochaeta Ehrenberg. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Spirochaeta, Spirochaeta plicatilis, Spirochaeta stenostreptum.

Holmes 1980

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:220-222. "Proposal to conserve the specific epithet liquefaciens over the specific epithet proteamaculans in the name of the organism currently known as Serratia liquefaciens (Grimes and Hennerty 1931) Bascomb et al. 1971. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Serratia liquefaciens, Serratia proteamaculans.

Holmes and Owen 1979

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1979; 29:416-426. "Proposal that Flavobacterium breve be substituted as the type species of the genus in place of Flavobacterium aquatile and emended description of the genus Flavobacterium: status of the named species of Flavobacterium. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Flavobacterium, Flavobacterium aquaticum, Flavobacterium aquatile.

Lapage 1979

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1979; 29:265-266. "Proposal of Enterobacteraceae nom. nov. as a substitute for the illegitimate but conserved name Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937. Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Enterobacteriaceae, Enterobacteriaceae.

Gibbons and Murray 1978

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1978; 28:332-333. "Validation of Cyanobacteriales Stanier in Gibbons and Murray 1978 as a new order of the kingdom Procaryotae Murray 1968, and of the use of neuter plural endings for Photobacteria and Scotobacteria classes nov. Gibbons and Murray 1978. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: "Cyanobacteriales".

Linn and Krieg 1978

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1978; 28:132-138. "Occurrence of two organisms in cultures of the type strain of Spirillum lunatum: proposal for rejection of the name Spirillum lunatum and characterization of Oceanospirillum maris subsp. williamsae and an unclassified vibrioid bacterium. Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Oceanospirillum maris subsp. williamsae.

Farmer et al. 1976

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1976; 26:293-294. "Proposal to conserve the specific epithet tarda over the specific epithet anguillimortiferum in the name of the organism presently know as Edwardsiella tarda: Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Edwardsiella anguillimortifera, Edwardsiella tarda.

Hendrie et al. 1974

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1974; 24:534-550. "Emended descriptions of the genus Alcaligenes and of Alcaligenes faecalis and proposal that the generic name Achromobacter be rejected. Status of the named species of Alcaligenes and Achromobacter. Request for an opinion." Affected taxon names: Achromobacter.

Watson 1971

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1971; 21:254-270. "Taxonomic considerations of the family Nitrobacteriaceae Buchanan. Requests for opinions." Affected taxon names: "Nitrosocystis oceanus", Nitrosospira briensis.

Rogosa and Hansen 1971

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1971; 21:177-186. "Nomenclatural considerations of certain species of Lactobacillus Beijerinck: Request for an Opinion." Affected taxon names: Lactobacillus.

Hugh 1962

Int J Syst Bacteriol 1962; 12:33-35. "Comamonas terrigena comb. nov. with proposal of a neotype and request for an opinion"