Taxonomy

03/24/2018

Type strain and reference strain

There is significant confusion between bacterial type strains and reference […]
10/16/2017

Taxonomy of Clostridium clusters XIVa and IV

Clostridium clusters XIVa and IV are groups of bacteria that […]
07/30/2017

[Tutorial] Identifying a bacterial strain using a genome sequence

Welcome! The purpose of this tutorial is to get familiar […]
06/08/2017

Pairwise nucleotide sequence alignment for taxonomy

Pairwise DNA sequence alignment is achieved by adding gaps (-) […]
03/24/2016

Erroneous DNA G+C content data determined by HPLC and thermal melting experiments are no longer required for species descriptions

In the recent paper (Kim et al., 2015), we evaluated […]
03/23/2016

How to calculate 16S rRNA sequence similarity values for bacterial taxonomy: Why BLAST should be avoided

Nucleotide sequence similarity values are widely used for identification and […]