February 26, 2019
February 2019 release (20190226) 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 15,878 sequences of validly published species and subspecies of Bacteria and Archaea, including new species, new combinations and corrections to nomenclature. Also, 9,009 genome assemblies have been linked to 7,301 of the type strains. Note that the genome counts are lower this month due to the deprecation of some assemblies produced by surveillance projects.
There were a total of 57 changes as compared to Release 20190130, including 49 novel taxa, no replacement names, 1 rank elevation, 1 rank reduction, 2 new combinations, no corrections, no neotypes/proxy types, no transfers of taxa, 4 deprecated names.
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