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Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1993 Jul;43(3):425-9.

Phylogenetic analysis of some Aerococcus-like organisms from clinical sources: description of Helcococcus kunzii gen. nov., sp. nov.

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AFRC Institute of Food Research, Reading Laboratory, United Kingdom.

Abstract

16S rRNA gene sequencing studies were performed on some unusual gram-positive catalase-negative cocci of unknown taxonomic position isolated from human clinical sources. Comparative analysis of the sequence data demonstrated that the clinical isolates represent a hitherto-unknown line of descent within the low-G+C-content gram-positive bacteria. On the basis of the phylogenetic findings and the phenotypic distinctiveness of the organisms, it is proposed that they be classified in a new genus, Helcococcus, as Helcococcus kunzii sp. nov. The type strain of H. kunzii is NCFB 2900.

PMID:
8347503
DOI:
10.1099/00207713-43-3-425
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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