February 16, 2018
February 2018 release (20180216) of the NamesforLife taxonomy is now available for subscribers
The February release of the NamesforLife taxonomy contains an updated 16S rRNA data set that includes 14,954 sequences of validly published species and subspecies of Bacteria and Archaea, including new species, new combinations and corrections to nomenclature. Also, 7,333 genome assemblies have been linked to 6,206 of the type strains.
There were a total of 172 changes as compared to Release 20180113, including 38 new taxa, 1 new combination, 1 replacement, no elevations in rank, 4 reductions in rank, no neotypes recognized, no corrections and 127 transfers of subspecies, species or genera to alternative higher taxa.
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