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Polyphasic taxonomy, a consensus approach to bacterial systematics.
TLDR
In this review, the practice of polyphasic taxonomy is discussed for four groups of bacteria chosen for their relevance, complexity, or both: the genera Xanthomonas and Campylobacter, the lactic acid bacteria, and the family Comamonadaceae.
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.
Cutting a gordian knot: Emended classification and description of the genus Flavobacterium, emended description of the family Flavobacteriaceae, and proposal of Flavobacterium hydatis nom nov
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The phylogenetic positions and G+C contents of most species belonging to the genera Flavobacterium, Cytophaga, and Flexibacter and several related taxa were determined and new combinations for 7 of the 10 validly described species included in this genus are proposed.
Classification of heparinolytic bacteria into a new genus, Pedobacter, comprising four species: Pedobacter heparinus comb. nov., Pedobacter piscium comb. nov., Pedobacter africanus sp. nov. and
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It was shown that isolates of two of these clusters and S. heparinum species belong to a new genus for which the name Pedobacter is proposed, which consists of Pedobacteria heparinus comb.
Virgibacillus : a new genus to accommodate Bacillus pantothenticus (Proom and Knight 1950). Emended description of Virgibacillus pantothenticus
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The species Virgibacillus pantothenticus and related organisms comprising this new genus can be distinguished fromMembers of Bacillus rRNA group 1 (Bacillus sensu stricto), and from members of Paenibacillin and other aerobic endospore-forming bacteria by routine phenotypic tests.
New perspectives in the classification of the flavobacteria: description of Chryseobacterium gen. nov., Bergeyella gen-nov, and Empedobacter nom-rev.
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The generically misclassified organism Flavobacterium breve is included in the revived genus Empedobacter as Em Pedobacter brevis, whereas the genericallyMisclassified organism Weeksella zoohelcum is includedIn the new genus Bergeyella as Bergeyellas zoohel Cum.
Occurrence of multiple genomovars of Burkholderia cepacia in cystic fibrosis patients and proposal of Burkholderia multivorans sp. nov.
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An integrated genotypic and phenotypic analysis of 128 strains of the genera Burkholderia, Ralstonia, and Pseudomonas shows that presumed B. cepacia strains isolated from cystic fibrosis patients belong to at least five distinct genomic species, one of which was identified as Burk holderia vietnamiensis.
Ochrobactrum anthropi gen. nov., sp. nov. from Human Clinical Specimens and Previously Known as Group Vd
TLDR
A phenotypic analysis showed that group Vd bacteria are most similar to Phyllobacterium, however, strains of Group Vd were shown to be distinct by deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-DNA hybridization and by several phenotypesic tests from PhyllOBacterium and other related taxa.
Evaluation of a microplate DNA : DNA hybridization method compared with the initial renaturation method
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It is concluded that the microplate method can be used as a reliable taxonomic tool and in very good correlation with the initial renaturation method.
Polyphasic Taxonomy in the Genus Burkholderia Leading to an Emended Description of the Genus and Proposition of Burkholderia vietnamiensis sp. nov. for N2-Fixing Isolates from Rice in Vietnam
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The taxonomic position of nitrogen-fixing strains that were isolated from rhizosphere macerates of rice cultivated in the Binh Thanh region of Vietnam was determined by using polyphasic taxonomy, and it was concluded that the genus Burkholderia should be restricted to the following species.
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