Trinickia dabaoshanensis sp. nov., a new name for a lost species


Burkholderia dabaoshanensis” was described in 2012. Although the name was effectively published, it could not be validly published, because the description provided in the original paper did not comply with the Rule 27 (2) (c) of the Bacterial Code. The Code requiresthat the properties of the taxon form part of the protologue. As the name of this species does not have standing in nomenclature, the recently published new combination Trinickia dabaoshanensis could also not be validly published. The current proposal attempts to rectify the situation by providing the information required to meet the criteria stipulated in Rule 27 for valid publication.

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The contribution of Honghui Zhu, Jianhua Guo, Meibiao Chen and Guangda Feng of the Guangdong Provincial Microbial Culture Collection and Application Key Laboratory, Guangdong Open Laboratory of Applied Microbiology, State Key Laboratory of Applied Microbiology (Ministry–Guangdong Province Jointly Breeding Base), South China, Guangdong Institute of Microbiology, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People’s Republic of China as well as Qing Yao of the South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People’s Republic of China to this species description are acknowledged as they were responsible for the isolation of the strain as well as providing the geno- and phenotypic data on which the species description is based. Genome sequencing was provided by MicrobesNG (, which is supported by the BBSRC (Grant Number BB/L024209/1).


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Estrada-de los Santos, P., Palmer, M., Steenkamp, E.T. et al. Trinickia dabaoshanensis sp. nov., a new name for a lost species. Arch Microbiol 201, 1313–1316 (2019).

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  • Burkholderia
  • Paraburkholderia
  • Caballeronia
  • Robbsia
  • Trinickia
  • Mycetohabitans