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Clostridium difficile and Clostridioides difficile: Two validly published and correct names
- Oren, Aharon, Rupnik, Maja
- Anaerobe 2018 v.52 pp. 125-126
- Clostridium difficile, new status, pathogens, taxonomic revisions, terminology
- The current status of the names Clostridium difficile and Clostridioides difficile is explained in view of the current confusion about the correct name of this well-known pathogen. Both names have been validly published under the provisions of the Prokaryotic Code and both names can be used.