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Mycolicibacterium rename...

| posted 23 Mar, 2019 16:04
It was pointed out to me recently that the genus for many "Mycobacterium sp." organisms has been changed (or at least suggested to be changed). The usage is beginning to show up in the published literature as well.

See Mycolicibacterium smegmatis

Has there been discussion of changing our nomenclature usage in the SEA-PHAGES program and related publications?

| posted 25 Mar, 2019 16:43
Hi Greg,
We are aware of the new suggestion, but do not plan to change our nomenclature at this time.
We will keep you posted should anything change on that front.

| posted 25 Mar, 2019 19:20
Greg et al – A number of folks are very unhappy about this change, and it would be good if there was a way to reverse this unfortunate decision. So we would prefer to stick with original names, at least for now. Graham.
| posted 25 Mar, 2019 21:27
Thanks Graham and Welkin,

We are just seeing the name in the literature. It's becoming confusing for our freshman students. But we are already talking about varying nomenclatures for the same proteins depending on which group was studying a specific function or role of the protein. So they can understand and they are learning to look for publications with both genus names.

Thanks for the clarification. Greg
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