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An update on the taxonomy of the genus Frankia Brunchorst, 1886, 174AL

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Imen Nouioui, Emeritus Professor Hans-Peter Klenk


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© 2018, Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Since the recognition of the name Frankia in the Approved Lists of bacterial names (1980), few amendments have been given to the genus description. Successive editions of Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria have broadly conflicting suprageneric treatments of the genus without any advances for subgeneric classification. This review focuses on recent results from taxongenomics and phenoarray approaches to the positioning and the structuring of the genus Frankia. Based on phylogenomic analyses, Frankia should be considered the single member of the family Frankiaceae within the monophyletic order, Frankiales. A polyphasic strategy incorporating genome to genome data and omniLog® phenoarrays, together with classical approaches, has allowed the designation and an amended description of a type strain of the type species Frankia alni, and the recognition of at least 10 novel species covering symbiotic and non symbiotic taxa within the genus. Genome to phenome data will be shortly incorporated in the scheme for proposing novel species including those recalcitrant to isolation in axenic culture.

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Author(s): Gtari M, Nouioui I, Sarkar I, Ghodhbane-Gtari F, Tisa LS, Sen A, Klenk H-P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology

Year: 2018

Issue: ePub ahead of Print

Online publication date: 19/09/2018

Acceptance date: 14/09/2018

ISSN (print): 0003-6072

ISSN (electronic): 1572-9699

Publisher: Springer Netherlands


DOI: 10.1007/s10482-018-1165-y


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