Classification of eubacteria based on their complete genome: where does Mycoplasmataceae belong?

  title={Classification of eubacteria based on their complete genome: where does Mycoplasmataceae belong?},
  author={Kenji Sorimachi and Teiji Okayasu},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={S127 - S130}
  • K. SorimachiT. Okayasu
  • Published 7 May 2004
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
The amino acid compositions of 11 Gram–positive and 12 Gram–negative eubacteria were determined from their complete genomes. They were classified into two groups, ‘S–type’ represented by Staphylococcus aureus and ‘E–type’ represented by Escherichia coli, based on their patterns of amino acid compositions determined from the complete genome. These two groups were characterized by their concentrations of Arg, Ala and Lys. Mycoplasmas, which lack a cell wall, belonged to the ‘S–type’, while Gram… 

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