(Wiese et al. 1996) has not been validly published because type strain DSM 6035 is not available from any culture collection. The lack of an available type strain is not consistent with Principle 1 of the and may cause confusion if taxonomists are not able to compare new isolates with an type strain. We request an opinion which indicates whether the name should be rejected. In addition, on behalf of the Subcommittee on Taxonomy of , and Related Organisms, we strongly support an emendation of Rule 30 of the proposed by the Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology in Jerusalem in 1996. This emendation would make mandatory the availability of a type strain of a new species from a culture collection and thus would prevent descriptions of invalidly published species.


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