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11/05/2018

Genome-based Identification for Improving Reference Databases

Misidentified or incompletely identified bacterial genome sequences appear frequently in public […]
10/28/2018

Identification of Lachnospiraceae bacterium 5_1_63FAA

The genome sequence that is labeled as “Lachnospiraceae bacterium 5_1_63FAA” […]
10/08/2018
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Bacterial Nomenclature 101 and How to Describe a New Species

A short survival guide for microbiologists How are names controlled? […]
09/17/2018

Identification of Ruminococcus sp. 5_1_39BFAA

Many genome sequences in public databases are used in metagenomic […]
03/17/2018

Bacterial identification in clinical diagnostic laboratories using 16S rRNA sequences

Bacterial infection may be caused by either new species or […]
10/16/2017

Taxonomy of Clostridium clusters XIVa and IV

Clostridium clusters XIVa and IV are groups of bacteria that […]
05/19/2017

Bacterial species concept explained

What is a species? A species is often defined as […]
05/15/2017

Species-level microbiome analysis using EzBioCloud 16S Database

05/15/2017

Comparison between V3V4 and full-length sequencing of 16S rRNA genes

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 […]