Description of New Taxa

Authors are encouraged to provide full genome sequencing data along with their description of a new taxon. If it's not possible to obtain sequence data please give a short explanation on the reasons in your cover letter. Submissions without genome sequencing data will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The microorganisms used in the study and in particular new isolates must be deposited in a publicly accessible culture collection belonging to the WDCM (e.g. DSM, ATCC, NCIMB; see the below Link for a complete list of the WDCM culture collections which are all suitable). The authors must refer to the collection and the strain number in the text to ensure that the strains are available to other scientists.

Also, take into account this recommended style to present etymologies of new names of prokaryotic taxa.