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Report of the ad hoc committee for the re-evaluation of the species definition in bacteriology.
An ad hoc committee for the re-evaluation of the species definition in bacteriology met in Gent, Belgium, in February 2002. The committee made various recommendations regarding the species definitionExpand
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Polyphasic taxonomy, a consensus approach to bacterial systematics.
Over the last 25 years, a much broader range of taxonomic studies of bacteria has gradually replaced the former reliance upon morphological, physiological, and biochemical characterization. ThisExpand
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Biodiversity of Vibrios
SUMMARY Vibrios are ubiquitous and abundant in the aquatic environment. A high abundance of vibrios is also detected in tissues and/or organs of various marine algae and animals, e.g., abalones,Expand
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Reclassification of Xanthomonas
A comprehensive DNA-DNA hybridization study was performed by using 183 strains of the genus Xanthomonas. This genus was shown to comprise 20 DNA homology groups which are considered genomic species.Expand
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Phylogenetic position of phytopathogens within the Enterobacteriaceae.
The almost complete 16S rDNA sequences of twenty nine plant-associated strains, representing species of the genera Erwinia, Pantoea and Enterobacter were determined and compared with those of otherExpand
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Applicability of rep-PCR fingerprinting for identification of Lactobacillus species.
PCR amplification of repetitive bacterial DNA elements fingerprinting using the (GTG)(5) primer ((GTG)(5)-PCR) was proven to be useful for differentiation of a wide range of lactobacilli (i.e. 26Expand
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Evaluation of New Broth Media for Microdilution Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing of Lactobacilli, Pediococci, Lactococci, and Bifidobacteria
ABSTRACT Nine pure or mixed broth media were evaluated for their suitabilities to determine MICs in a microdilution test of 19 antibacterial agents for lactic acid bacteria (LAB) of the generaExpand
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Phylogeny and Molecular Identification of Vibrios on the Basis of Multilocus Sequence Analysis
ABSTRACT We analyzed the usefulness of rpoA, recA, and pyrH gene sequences for the identification of vibrios. We sequenced fragments of these loci from a collection of 208 representative strains,Expand
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Re-evaluating prokaryotic species
There is no widely accepted concept of species for prokaryotes, and assignment of isolates to species is based on measures of phenotypic or genome similarity. The current methods for definingExpand
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Resazurin Microtiter Assay Plate: Simple and Inexpensive Method for Detection of Drug Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
ABSTRACT A method for detecting multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis by using a reduction of resazurin is described. Eighty clinical isolates were evaluated against isoniazid and rifampin;Expand
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