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Presentations from the 2015 ILS Scientific Meeting in Semarang

Leptospiral Nomenclature
At its 2002 meeting, the Committee on the Taxonomy of Leptospira of the International Union of Microbiological Societies approved the following nomenclature for serovars of Leptospira:

Examples of correct leptospiral nomenclature:
     Leptospira interrogans serovar Icterohaemorrhagiae
     L. borgpetersenii serovar Hardjo

Members are requested to adhere to this official nomenclature and to insist upon it in all papers they review.

Subcommittee on the Taxonomy of Leptospiraceae of the International Union of Microbiological Societies
     Membership: Ben Adler, Kathryn Allan, Roderick Chappel, Renee Galloway, Cyrille Goarant, Marga Goris, David Haake, Paul Levett (Secretary), and Mathieu Picardeau (Chairman).

Position Statement - Speciation of Leptospiral Isolates. The rapid technical progress in sequencing technology could make genome sequencing a routine and relatively inexpensive method for species delineation. Click HERE for the full ILS position statement.