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DNA-DNA hybridization values and their relationship to whole-genome sequence similarities.
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It is concluded that ANI can accurately replace DDH values for strains for which genome sequences are available and reveal extensive gene diversity within the current concept of "species". Expand
Polyphasic taxonomy, a consensus approach to bacterial systematics.
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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. Expand
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. Expand
The genome of Burkholderia cenocepacia J2315, an epidemic pathogen of cystic fibrosis patients.
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The J2315 genome contains evidence that its unique and highly adapted genetic content has played a significant role in its success as an epidemic CF pathogen, and Pseudogenes in virulence determinants suggest that the pathogenic response of J 2315 may have been recently selected to promote persistence in the CF lung. Expand
Ralstonia taiwanensis sp. nov., isolated from root nodules of Mimosa species and sputum of a cystic fibrosis patient.
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A polyphasic taxonomic study was conducted to clarify the relationships of eight isolates from root nodules of Mimosa species and one isolate from sputum of a cystic fibrosis patient, which classified as a novel Ralstonia species, for which the name RAlstonia taiwanensis sp. Expand
Re-evaluating prokaryotic species
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The current and future impact of multilocus nucleotide-sequence-based approaches to prokaryotic systematics are discussed and the potential, and difficulties, of assigning species status to biologically or ecologically meaningful sequence clusters are considered. Expand
Development of a multiplex PCR assay for the simultaneous detection and identification of Arcobacter butzleri, Arcobacter cryaerophilus and Arcobacter skirrowii.
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The assay was useful to identify cultures after in vitro cultivation and to detect and identify A. butlzeri and A. cryaerophilus from poultry samples present in 24-h old enrichment in Arcobacter broth with cefoperazone, amphotericin and teicoplanin (CAT)-supplement. Expand
Revision of Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Wolinella taxonomy: emendation of generic descriptions and proposal of Arcobacter gen. nov.
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It is proposed that the emended genus Campylobacter should be limited to campylobacters, which are far removed from the gram-negative bacteria allocated to the five rRNA superfamilies sensu De Ley and probably constitute a distinct genus within rRNA superfamily VI. Expand
Diversity and significance of Burkholderia species occupying diverse ecological niches.
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An overview of the taxonomic and ecological diversity of the Burkholderia genus with particular emphasis on strains belonging to the Burk holderia cepacia complex is given and the important question whether 'good' and 'bad' strains are actually the same is addressed. Expand
Diagnostically and Experimentally Useful Panel of Strains from the Burkholderia cepacia Complex
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A panel of 30 well-characterized strains representative of each genomovar and new species was assembled to assist with identification, epidemiological analysis, and virulence studies on this important group of opportunistic pathogens. Expand
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