Clostridium difficile and Clostridioides difficile: Two validly published and correct names

Aharon Oren, Maja Rupnik*

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Abstract

The current status of the names Clostridium difficile and Clostridioides difficile is explained in view of the current confusion about the correct name of this well-known pathogen. Both names have been validly published under the provisions of the Prokaryotic Code and both names can be used.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)125-126
Number of pages2
JournalAnaerobe
Volume52
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2018

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Keywords

  • Clostridioides difficile
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Nomenclature
  • Prokaryotic Code
  • Taxonomy

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