Notes on the characterization of prokaryote strains for taxonomic purposes.

@article{Tindall2010NotesOT,
  title={Notes on the characterization of prokaryote strains for taxonomic purposes.},
  author={Brian J. Tindall and Ramon Rossell{\'o}-M{\'o}ra and Hans-J{\"u}rgen Busse and Wolfgang Ludwig and Peter K{\"a}mpfer},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={60 Pt 1},
  pages={
          249-66
        }
}
Taxonomy relies on three key elements: characterization, classification and nomenclature. All three elements are dynamic fields, but each step depends on the one which precedes it. Thus, the nomenclature of a group of organisms depends on the way they are classified, and the classification (among other elements) depends on the information gathered as a result of characterization. While nomenclature is governed by the Bacteriological Code, the classification and characterization of prokaryotes… 

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