Genome analysis reveals that the correct name of type strain Adlercreutzia caecicola DSM 22242T is Parvibacter caecicola Clavel et al. 2013
The strain Adlercreutzia caecicola DSM 22242T (=CCUG 57646T=NR06T) was taxonomically described in 2013 and named as Parvibacter caecicola Clavel et al. 2013. In 2018, the name of the strain DSM 22242T was changed to Adlercreutzia caecicola (Clavel et al. 2013) Nouioui et al. 2018 due to taxonomic investigations of the closely related genera Adlercreutzia, Asaccharobacter and Enterorhabdus within the phylum Actinobacteria. However, the first whole draft genome of strain DSM 22242T was published by our group in 2019. Therefore, the genome was not available within the study of Nouioui et al. (2018). The results of the polyphasic approach within this study, including phenotypic and biochemical analyses and genome-based taxonomic investigations [genome-wide average nucleotide identity (gANI), alignment fraction (AF), average amino acid identity (AAI), percentage of orthologous conserved proteins (POCP) and genome blast distance phylogeny (GBDP) tree], indicated that the proposed change of the name Parvibacter caecicola to Adlercreutzia caecicola was not correct. Therefore, it is proposed that the correct name of Adlercreutzia caecicola (Clavel et al. 2013) Nouioui et al. 2018 strain DSM 22242T is Parvibacter caecicola Clavel et al. 2013.