Proposal to reclassify Leptotrichia goodfellowii into a novel genus as Pseudoleptotrichia goodfellowii gen. nov., comb. nov

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2020 Mar;70(3):2084-2088. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004024.


The reclassification of Leptotrichia goodfellowii as Pseudoleptotrichia goodfellowii gen. nov., comb. nov. is proposed because of the separate phylogenetic position on the basis of the results of 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, the genomic differences from all other Leptotrichia species and phenotypic differences from Leptotrichia species. The species Pseudoleptotrichia goodfellowii is the type species of the genus. The type strain is LB 57T, CCUG 32286 T, DSM 19756T.

Keywords: Leptotrichia; Leptotrichiaceae; Pseudoleptotrichia goodfellowii.

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Leptotrichia / classification*
  • Phylogeny*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

Supplementary concepts

  • Leptotrichia goodfellowii