Fungi. The scientific names used for yeasts and filamentous fungi reflect
the current taxonomic practices as presented in
databases, and as stated in the
International Code of
Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (Melbourne Code) 2011. When both the anamorph and teleomorph
names are known, the other name is indicated in the alternate state field. The anamorph and teleomorph
names are cross-referenced in strain searches.
Bacteria. The scientific names of bacteria are in accordance with the
presently accepted nomenclature in bacteriology as presented in the
International Journal of Systematic
and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM) and in the
List of prokaryotic names with standing
in nomenclature. The names given in the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names are indicated by AL
(names on 1st January 1980) and those validly published thereafter are indicated by VP. Other names are
invalid and if used they are indicated by "invalid name".
The risk group classification is based on the
European Union Directive 2000/54/EC
National Statute STM 921/2010
updated list 921 in the appendix.
The unique VTT microbial strains have been identified by phenotypic, chemotaxonomic, and/or genotypic methods.
When genotypic identification has been done, it is marked in the information field. In cases where the sequence
similarity is lower than 99 %, but clearly indicates a certain species, or the phenotypic and/or chemotaxonomic
data does not agree with the sequencing result (atypical member of the species or a member of a new species),
"closest" is added before the species name.
The identification of the strains received from other culture collections are usually accepted as such.