December 17, 2017
December 2017 release (20171217) of the NamesforLife taxonomy is now available for subscribers
The December release of the NamesforLife taxonomy contains an updated 16S rRNA data set that includes 14,878 sequences of validly published species and subspecies of Bacteria and Archaea, including new species, new combinations and corrections to nomenclature arising primarily from the placement of a small number of species/subspecies in enumerated unnamed intermediate taxa. Also, 6,982 genome assemblies have been linked to 5,941 of the type strains.
We now include a changelog of taxonomic changes from the previous release.
There were a total of 266 changes to the as compared to Release 20171113, including 164 new taxa, 5 new combinations, two replacements, five elevations in rank, four reductions in rank, two neotypes recognized, 1 correction and 63 transfers subspecies, species or genera to new parent taxa.
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