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A standardized bacterial taxonomy based on genome phylogeny substantially revises the tree of life
Taxonomy is an organizing principle of biology and is ideally based on evolutionary relationships among organisms. Development of a robust bacterial taxonomy has been hindered by an inability toExpand
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Recovery of nearly 8,000 metagenome-assembled genomes substantially expands the tree of life
Challenges in cultivating microorganisms have limited the phylogenetic diversity of currently available microbial genomes. This is being addressed by advances in sequencing throughput andExpand
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A proposal for a standardized bacterial taxonomy based on genome phylogeny
Taxonomy is a fundamental organizing principle of biology, which ideally should be based on evolutionary relationships. Microbial taxonomy has been greatly restricted by the inability to obtain mostExpand
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A phylogenomic and ecological analysis of the globally abundant Marine Group II archaea (Ca. Poseidoniales ord. nov.)
Marine Group II (MGII) archaea represent the most abundant planktonic archaeal group in ocean surface waters, but our understanding of the group has been limited by a lack of cultured representativesExpand
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A complete domain-to-species taxonomy for Bacteria and Archaea
The Genome Taxonomy Database is a phylogenetically consistent, genome-based taxonomy that provides rank-normalized classifications for ~150,000 bacterial and archaeal genomes from domain to genus.Expand
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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'.
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 theExpand
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Author Correction: Recovery of nearly 8,000 metagenome-assembled genomes substantially expands the tree of life
In the original version of this Article, the authors stated that the archaeal phylum Parvarchaeota was previously represented by only two single-cell genomes (ARMAN-4_'5-way FS' and ARMAN-5_'5-wayExpand
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The importance of designating type material for uncultured taxa.
Naming of uncultured Bacteria and Archaea is often inconsistent with the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes. The recent practice of proposing names for higher taxa without designationExpand
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Metabolic potential of uncultured bacteria and archaea associated with petroleum seepage in deep-sea sediments
The lack of microbial genomes and isolates from the deep seabed means that very little is known about the ecology of this vast habitat. Here, we investigate energy and carbon acquisition strategiesExpand
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Selection of representative genomes for 24,706 bacterial and archaeal species clusters provide a complete genome-based taxonomy
We recently introduced the Genome Taxonomy Database (GTDB), a phylogenetically consistent, genome-based taxonomy providing rank normalized classifications for nearly 150,000 genomes from domain toExpand
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