2023Genome Taxonomy Database Now Links to Bergey’s Manual
The Genome Taxonomy Database (GTDB) provides a phylogenetically consistent and rank normalized taxonomy for Bacteria and Archaea. The Taxonomy Tree viewer on GTDB website now includes a filter to show linking to the corresponding chapters in Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria which can be accessed using your institution’s subscription.
Welcome New Members to the Board of Trustees
We welcome four new members to the Bergey’s Trust Board of Trustees: Maria Chuvochina (secretary), David R. Arahal, Stephanus N. Venter, and Iain Sutcliffe. Maria is a principal taxonomy curator of the Genome Taxonomy Database (GTDB) at the University of Queensland. David is a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Valencia and studies a variety of culturable microorganisms and is active in the introduction of comparative genomics as a routine method for classifying microorganisms. Stephanus is a Professor at the University of Pretoria where he studies bacterial evolution, systematics, and diversity. Iain is a Professor at Northumbria University and was Chair of the International Committee for Systematics of Prokaryotes (2017-2023); he is primarily focusing on understanding cell envelope diversity and its role in bacterial evolution. Learn more about the Board of Trustees here.