Bacterial genospecies that are not ecologically coherent: population genomics of Rhizobium leguminosarum

@inproceedings{Kumar2015BacterialGT,
  title={Bacterial genospecies that are not ecologically coherent: population genomics of Rhizobium leguminosarum},
  author={N S Saleesh Kumar and Ganesh Lad and Elisa Giuntini and Maria E Kaye and Piyachat Udomwong and N Jannah Shamsani and J Peter W Young and Xavier Bailly},
  booktitle={Open biology},
  year={2015}
}
Biological species may remain distinct because of genetic isolation or ecological adaptation, but these two aspects do not always coincide. To establish the nature of the species boundary within a local bacterial population, we characterized a sympatric population of the bacterium Rhizobium leguminosarum by genomic sequencing of 72 isolates. Although all strains have 16S rRNA typical of R. leguminosarum, they fall into five genospecies by the criterion of average nucleotide identity (ANI). Many… CONTINUE READING
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