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J Appl Bacteriol. 1993 Dec;75(6):608-12.

Phenotypic and phylogenetic characterization of some Gemella-like organisms from human infections: description of Dolosigranulum pigrum gen. nov., sp. nov.

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Department of Microbiology, AFRC Institute of Food Research, Reading Laboratory, UK.


A phylogenetic analysis was performed on two previously uncharacterized Gram-positive, catalase-negative bacteria from clinical sources. 16S rRNA sequencing studies revealed the isolates represent a new line of descent within the lactic acid group of bacteria. On the basis of the phylogenetic findings and phenotypic distinctiveness of the organisms, it is proposed that they be classified in a new genus Dolosigranulum, as Dolosigranulum pigrum sp. nov. The type strain of Dolosigranulum pigrum is NCFB 2975.

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