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May 23, 2018

Updates to the NamesforLife Abstracts

You may have noticed some changes to the NamesforLife Abstracts. We have updated the look and feel of the abstracts to match the style of our main web site.

Additionally, the NamesforLife DOIs (prefix 10.1601) now resolve to www.namesforlife.com instead of doi.namesforlife.com. There may have been up to 48 hours of availability issues while we updated CrossRef with the new resolution and completed the deployment of this update.

As always, if you encounter any issues with the Abstracts or any other service we provide, please contact us at support@namesforlife.com.

May 1, 2018

Privacy Policy Updated

At NamesforLife, we take your privacy seriously and want you to know what to expect when you access our websites and the web-based applications (“APIs”) which are hosted by us. Our new privacy policy applies to the NamesforLife website, other websites owned and controlled by us, and to our APIs (collectively, the “Sites”). The purpose of the Privacy Policy is to explain how we use any personal information about you and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Sites.

Read the full text of the new policy.

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or if you would like to review, delete or update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us at support@namesforlife.com.

April 21, 2018

March 2018 release (20180421) of the NamesforLife taxonomy is now available for subscribers

The March release of the NamesforLife taxonomy contains an updated 16S rRNA data set that includes 15,116 sequences of validly published species and subspecies of Bacteria and Archaea, including new species, new combinations and corrections to nomenclature. Also, 7,705 genome assemblies have been linked to 6,456 of the type strains.

There were a total of 191 changes as compared to Release 20180314, including 73 new taxa, 19 new combinations, no replacements, no elevations in rank, 1 reduction in rank, 0 neotype/proxytypes recognized, 32 corrections and 35 transfers of subspecies, species or genera to alternative higher taxa and 59 deprecated DOIs.

March 14, 2018

February 2018 release (20180314) 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 15,053 sequences of validly published species and subspecies of Bacteria and Archaea, including new species, new combinations and corrections to nomenclature. Also, 7,529 genome assemblies have been linked to 6,329 of the type strains.

There were a total of 385 changes as compared to Release 20180216, including 92 new taxa, 117 new combinations, no replacements, no elevations in rank, 3 reductions in rank, 6 neotype/proxytypes recognized, no corrections and 110 transfers of subspecies, species or genera to alternative higher taxa and 57 deprecated DOIs.

February 16, 2018

January 2018 release (20180216) of the NamesforLife taxonomy is now available for subscribers

The January 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.

January 13, 2018

December 2017 release (20180113) 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 14,956 sequences of validly published species and subspecies of Bacteria and Archaea, including new species, new combinations and corrections to nomenclature. Also, 7,101 genome assemblies have been linked to 6,028 of the type strains.

There were a total of 1,070 changes as compared to Release 20171217, including 99 new taxa, 1 new combination, no replacements, five elevations in rank, no reductions in rank, no neotypes recognized, no corrections and 965 transfers subspecies, species or genera to from the Cytophagacaea to the Flavobacteriacea.

December 17, 2017

November 2017 release (20171217) of the NamesforLife taxonomy is now available for subscribers

The November 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.

November 13, 2017

October 2017 release (20171113) of the NamesforLife taxonomy is now available for subscribers

The October release of the NamesforLife taxonomy contains an updated 16S rRNA data set that includes 14,726 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, 6,773 genome assemblies have been linked to 5,740 of the type strains.

This month, we have introduced a new strain-to-genome resolution method that performs nightly data integration with the NamesforLife prokaryotic database and NCBI genome assemblies.

October 30, 2017

September 2017 release (20171014) of the NamesforLife taxonomy is now available for subscribers

The September release of the NamesforLife taxonomy contains an updated 16S rRNA data set that includes 14,611 sequences of validly published species and subspecies of Bacteria and Archaea, including new species, new combinations and corrections to nomenclature. Also, 6,693 genome assemblies have been linked to 5,672 of the type strains.

September 21, 2017

Prokaryotic Nomenclature Search

Back by popular demand, we have re-implemented our Prokaryotic Nomenclature Search. We plan to make some additional improvements to the search, so if you have any feature suggestions or encounter any issues, please contact our support team.

September 13, 2017

NamesforLife web site re-designed

As you may have noticed, we have re-designed our web site. We will be making a few minor changes here and there over the next month or so as we refresh our content. Our services have been merged into a single platform, so please update your bookmarks if needed and feel free to contact us if you have any trouble finding things.

June 1, 2015

Compatibility issue with N4L::Guide Firefox Add-on and Firefox 38.0

There is a known compatibility issue with the N4L::Guide Firefox Add-on that affects the bookmarks toolbar and other features in Firefox 38.0. We are working to address this issue and will deploy a fix as soon as possible.

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