From January 2017, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology articles will be published here in their final form, ahead of their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue. All articles are published online as and when they are approved for publication, complete with supplementary material and supporting data. Each article is citable using its assigned Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This final published version of the article has undergone the full production process including copy editing, typesetting and proof correction. Once the article is included in an issue, the final, paginated Version of Record replaces this version.

Please note that the official publication order is determined by the publication of the Version of Record in an issue, not by the date on which the article was first published online.

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