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Minimum taxonomic criteria for bacterial genome sequence depositions and announcements

Bull, Matthew J., Marchesi, Julian Roberto, Vandamme, Peter, Plummer, Sue and Mahenthiralingam, Eshwar 2012. Minimum taxonomic criteria for bacterial genome sequence depositions and announcements. Journal of Microbiological Methods 89 (1) , pp. 18-21. 10.1016/j.mimet.2012.02.008

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Abstract

Multiple bioinformatic methods are available to analyse the information encoded within the complete genomesequence of a bacterium and accurately assign its species status or nearest phylogenetic neighbour. However, it is clear that even now in what is the third decade of bacterial genomics, taxonomically incorrect genomesequencedepositions are still being made. We outline a simple scheme of bioinformatic analysis and a set of minimumcriteria that should be applied to all bacterial genomic data to ensure that they are accurately assigned to the species or genus level prior to database deposition. To illustrate the utility of the bioinformatic workflow, we analysed the recently deposited genomesequence of Lactobacillus acidophilus 30SC and demonstrated that this DNA was in fact derived from a strain of Lactobacillus amylovorus. Using these methods researchers can ensure that the taxonomic accuracy of genomesequencedepositions is maintained within the ever increasing nucleic acid datasets.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Systems Immunity Research Institute (SIURI)
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bacterialgenomes; Taxonomy; Phylogenetics; Nomenclature
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0167-7012
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:04
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/32095

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