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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Resolving taxonomic confusion : establishing the genus Phytobacter on the list of clinically relevant Enterobacteriaceae
Authors: Smits, Theo H. M.
Arend, Lavinia N. V. S.
Cardew, Sofia
Tång-Hallbäck, Erika
Mira, Marcelo T.
Moore, Edward R. B.
Sampaio, Jorge L. M.
Rezzonico, Fabio
Pillonetto, Marcelo
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1007/s10096-022-04413-8
Published in: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Volume(Issue): 41
Issue: 4
Page(s): 547
Pages to: 558
Issue Date: 15-Feb-2022
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
ISSN: 0934-9723
Language: English
Subjects: Phytobacter diazotrophicus; Phytobacter ursingii; Phytobacter palmae; Genomics; Identification; Taxonomy
Subject (DDC): 579: Microbiology
Abstract: Although many clinically significant strains belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae fall into a restricted number of genera and species, there is still a substantial number of isolates that elude this classification and for which proper identification remains challenging. With the current improvements in the field of genomics, it is not only possible to generate high-quality data to accurately identify individual nosocomial isolates at the species level and understand their pathogenic potential but also to analyse retrospectively the genome sequence databases to identify past recurrences of a specific organism, particularly those originally published under an incorrect or outdated taxonomy. We propose a general use of this approach to classify further clinically relevant taxa, i.e., Phytobacter spp., that have so far gone unrecognised due to unsatisfactory identification procedures in clinical diagnostics. Here, we present a genomics and literature-based approach to establish the importance of the genus Phytobacter as a clinically relevant member of the Enterobacteriaceae family.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Sepsis-Associated Microorganisms in Brazilian Ambulatories (SAMBA)
Antibiotic resistances in Enterobacteria
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