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FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1994 Dec 1;124(2):151-5.

Acetivibrio cellulolyticus and Bacteroides cellulosolvens are members of the greater clostridial assemblage.

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Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 61801.


The nucleotide sequences of the 16S rRNA genes of Acetivibrio cellulolyticus, A. cellulosolvens, and Bacteroides cellulosolvens were determined and shown to be affiliated with the low G + C members of Gram-positive bacteria. The sequences for A. celluolyticus and A. cellulosolvens were revealed to be identical, supporting the proposal by W.D. Murray [Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1986) 36, 314-316] that A. cellulosolvens be correctly classified as A. cellulolyticus. The closest relative to A. cellulolyticus is Clostridium aldrichii, related at 98.5% sequence similarity. B. cellulosolvens and A. cellulolyticus are related at 94.4% sequence similarity.

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