Comparative Cataloging of 16S Ribosomal Ribonucleic Acid: Molecular Approach to Procaryotic Systematics

  title={Comparative Cataloging of 16S Ribosomal Ribonucleic Acid: Molecular Approach to Procaryotic Systematics},
  author={George E. Fox and Kenneth R. Pechman and Carl R. Woese},
  journal={International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology},
A taxonomy for Bacillus subtilis, B. megaterium, B. cereus, B. pumilus, B. pasteurii, B. stearothermophilus, and Sporosarcina ureae has been constructed from comparisons of T1 ribonuclease digests of their respective 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acids. This molecular approach to systematics is shown to give results in essential agreement with traditional techniques for this group of organisms. In addition, the technique appears well suited for higher order classification, an area which has been… 

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