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Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1995 Apr;45(2):379-81.

Inability of the polyphasic approach to systematics to determine the relatedness of the genera Xenorhabdus and Photorhabdus.

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DSM-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany.

Abstract

Comparative analysis of the genes coding for 16S rRNA of the type strains of Xenorhabdus and Photorhabdus species indicates the close phylogenetic relationship of these two genera. However, distance matrix analyses do not unambiguously separate the symbionts of entomopathogenic nematodes according to their assignment into different genera. When various 16S rRNA gene sequences from a selection of members of the gamma subclass of Proteobacteria and outgroup taxa were used, the intrageneric relationships of Xenorhabdus species and the positions of Photorhabdus luminescens and related species changed significantly.

PMID:
7537072
DOI:
10.1099/00207713-45-2-379
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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