Monday, May 30, 2005

Sinorhizobium to Ensifer

This blog replaces the news page on my website. One major change I have made is changing all Sinorhizobium names to Ensifer. Ensifer is the earlier heterotypic synonym and thus takes priority (Young, 2003). This means that all Sinorhizobium spp. must be renamed as Ensifer spp. according to the Bacteriological code.


Young J. M. (2003). The genus name Ensifer Casida 1982 takes priority over Sinorhizobium Chen et al. 1988, and Sinorhizobium morelense Wang et al. 2002 is a later synonym of Ensifer adhaerens Casida 1982. Is the combination "Sinorhizobium adhaerens" (Casida 1982) Willems et al. 2003 legitimate? Request for an Opinion. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 53, 2107-2110. (IJSEM Link)

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Matt's Wedding

From left to right: Dave, Gareth, Matt, Dean, and Me at Matt's wedding