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The phylogeny of the genus Clostridium: proposal of five new genera and eleven new species combinations.
- M. Collins, P. Lawson, +6 authors J. Farrow
- Biology, Medicine
- International journal of systematic bacteriology
- 1 October 1994
The 16S rRNA gene sequences were determined by PCR direct sequencing and were compared with more than 80 previously determined clostridial sequences and the previously published sequences of representative species of other low- G + C-content gram-positive genera, thereby providing an almost complete picture of the genealogical interrelationships of theClostridia. Expand
Distribution of menaquinones in actinomycetes and corynebacteria.
- M. Collins, T. Pirouz, M. Goodfellow, D. Minnikin
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of general microbiology
- 1 June 1977
Menaquinones were the only isoprenoid quinones found in 48 corynebacteria and actinomycete strains examined, and Actinomadura dassonvillei strains had a characteristic pattern of di-, tetra- and hexahydromenaquinONES with 10 isoprene units which was slightly different from the pattern in mixtures of similar quInones from Actinomyces israelii and Act inomyces viscosus. Expand
Distribution of isoprenoid quinone structural types in bacteria and their taxonomic implication.
The genome sequence of Schizosaccharomyces pombe
The genome of fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe), which contains the smallest number of protein-coding genes yet recorded for a eukaryote, is sequenced and highly conserved genes important for eukARYotic cell organization including those required for the cytoskeleton, compartmentation, cell-cycle control, proteolysis, protein phosphorylation and RNA splicing are identified. Expand
Comparative analysis of the genome sequences of Bordetella pertussis, Bordetella parapertussis and Bordetella bronchiseptica
The authors' analysis indicates that B. parapertussis and B. pertussis are independent derivatives of B. bronchiseptica-like ancestors; host adaptation seems to be a consequence of loss, not gain, of function, and differences in virulence may be related to loss of regulatory or control functions. Expand
Isoprenoid quinone analyses in bacterial classification and identification
- M. Collins
Direct Analysis of Genes Encoding 16S rRNA from Complex Communities Reveals Many Novel Molecular Species within the Human Gut
- A. Suau, R. Bonnet, +4 authors J. Dore
- Biology, Medicine
- Applied and Environmental Microbiology
- 1 November 1999
The majority of generated rDNA sequences did not correspond to known organisms and clearly derived from hitherto unknown species within this human gut microflora, including Clostridium coccoides and Eubacterium rectale. Expand
Molecular identification of rRNA group 3 bacilli (Ash, Farrow, Wallbanks and Collins) using a PCR probe test
Comparative 16S rRNA sequence analysis has demonstrated that the genusBacillus consists of at least five phyletic lines, and the genusPaenibacillus can be readily distinguished from otherBacilli groups using a battery of phenotypic characters and a highly specific gene probe based on 16SrRNA. Expand
Phylogenetic heterogeneity of the genus Bacillus revealed by comparative analysis of small‐subunit‐ribosomal RNA sequences
It is evident that the genus Bacillus in genetically extremely heterogeneous and requires extensive taxonomic revision and the rRNA structures defined in the present study will provide a firm basis for the division of Bacillus into several phylogenetically distinct genera. Expand
Identification of Enterococcus species isolated from human infections by a conventional test scheme
Streptococci (206 cultures) previously identified as enterococci were retrieved from storage and reidentified by using tests designed to identify species of the genus Enterococcus by using DNA-DNA hybridizations to assure correct identification. Expand