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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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