Dr Maria Chuvochina

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science


Research Interests

  • Prokaryotic taxonomy
    Curation of the taxonomic framework based on genome phylogeny; tree of life, taxa boundaries and their definitions
  • Prokaryotic nomenclature
    Regulation of naming practices for cultured and uncultured taxa


  • Doctor in Geo Sciences, Grenoble


  • Oren, Aharon and Chuvochina, Maria (2023). Naming genera after geographical locations. Proposal to emend Appendix 9 of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 73 (5). doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.005873

  • Seymour, Cale O., Palmer, Marike, Becraft, Eric D., Stepanauskas, Ramunas, Friel, Ariel D., Schulz, Frederik, Woyke, Tanja, Eloe-Fadrosh, Emiley, Lai, Dengxun, Jiao, Jian-Yu, Hua, Zheng-Shuang, Liu, Lan, Lian, Zheng-Han, Li, Wen-Jun, Chuvochina, Maria, Finley, Brianna K., Koch, Benjamin J., Schwartz, Egbert, Dijkstra, Paul, Moser, Duane P., Hungate, Bruce A. and Hedlund, Brian P. (2023). Hyperactive nanobacteria with host-dependent traits pervade Omnitrophota. Nature Microbiology, 8 (4), 727-744. doi: 10.1038/s41564-022-01319-1

  • Arahal, David R., Bull, Carolee T., Busse, Hans-Jürgen, Christensen, Henrik, Chuvochina, Maria, Dedysh, Svetlana N., Fournier, Pierre-Edouard, Konstantinidis, Konstantinos T., Parker, Charles T., Rossello-Mora, Ramon, Ventosa, Antonio and Göker, Markus (2023). Guidelines for interpreting the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes and for preparing a Request for an Opinion. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 73 (3) 005782, 1-20. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.005782

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