Proposal of the suffix –ota to denote phyla. Addendum to ‘proposal to include the rank of phylum in the international code of nomenclature of prokaryotes’

William B. Whitman*, Aharon Oren, Maria Chuvochina, Milton S. da Costa, George M. Garrity, Fred A. Rainey, Ramon Rossello-Mora, Bernhard Schink, Iain Sutcliffe, Martha E. Trujillo, Stefano Ventura

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Abstract

As an addendum to the earlier proposal to include the rank of phylum in the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes (Oren et al., Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015;65:4284–4287) we propose the suffix –ota to denote phyla, replacing the somewhat awkward –aeota. We therefore present a new draft modified version of Rule 8 of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes and a corrected list of names of phyla to be considered for validation after approval of the proposal to include the rank of phylum in the Code.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number002593
Pages (from-to)967-969
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Volume68
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

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Keywords

  • Names
  • Phylum
  • Prokaryotic Code

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