Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
In 1999, Everett et al. suggested that species within the genus Chlamydia would be divided into two genera Chlamydia and Chlamydophila based on phylogenetic and other characteristics, although the differences between these two genera were not that great. Based on whole-genome sequence analyses, Sachse et al. in 2015 suggested that these two genera would be returned to one genus, namely Chlamydia. Since many researchers never accepted the division into two genera, we have now chosen to follow the new proposal.
|New names of bacterial phyla|
The taxonomic category phylum was previously not regulated by the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes (ICNP), but now this has changed and it was decided to revise the names of bacterial phyla. All phyla must be written in italics (which has been done on VetBact also before) and have the ending -ota.Published 2023-03-01. Read more...
|The taxonomy of chlamydias|
Species within the family Chlamydiaceae were previously divided into two genera Chlamydia and Chlamydophila. However, the differences between these two genera were not that great and many research groups have not accepted this division. Therefore, the genus Chlamydophila has been returned to the genus Chlamydia and this change has now been incorporated in VetBactPublished 2023-03-15. Read more...