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Syst Appl Microbiol. 1992 Dec;15(4):513-21.

A partial phylogenetic analysis of the "flavobacter-bacteroides" phylum: basis for taxonomic restructuring.

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1
American Type Culture Collection, Rockville, MD 20852, USA.
2
U IL, Urbana

Abstract

On the basis of small subunit rRNA sequence analyses five major subgroups within the flavobacteria-bacteroides phylum have been defined. These are tentatively designated the cytophaga subgroup (comprising largely Cytophaga species), the flavobacter subgroup (comprising the true flavobacteria and the polyphyletic genus Weeksella), the bacteroides subgroup (comprising the bacteroides and certain cytophaga-like bacteria), the sphingobacter subgroup (which contains the known sphingolipid-producing members of the phylum), and the saprospira subgroup (comprising particular species of Flexibacter, Flavobacterium, Haliscomenobacter, and, of course, the genus Saprospira). These groupings are given not only by evolutionary distance analysis, but can be defined and distinguished on the basis of a simple small subunit rRNA signatures.

PMID:
11541229
DOI:
10.1016/S0723-2020(11)80110-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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