The chimeric nature of the genomes of marine magnetotactic coccoid‐ovoid bacteria defines a novel group of Proteobacteria

  title={The chimeric nature of the genomes of marine magnetotactic coccoid‐ovoid bacteria defines a novel group of Proteobacteria},
  author={John Edward Hallsworth and Boyang Ji and Sheng-Da Zhang and Wei-Jia Zhang and Zo{\'e} Rouy and François Alberto and C. L. Santini and Sophie Mangenot and S{\'e}verine Gagnot and Nad{\`e}ge Philippe and Nathalie Pradel and Lichen Zhang and S{\'e}bastien Tempel and Ying Li and Claudine M{\'e}digue and Bernard Henrissat and Pedro M. Coutinho and Val{\'e}rie Barbe and Emmanuel Talla and Long-Fei Wu},
  journal={Environmental Microbiology},
Magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) are a group of phylogenetically and physiologically diverse Gram-negative bacteria that synthesize intracellular magnetic crystals named magnetosomes. MTB are affiliated with three classes of Proteobacteria phylum, Nitrospirae phylum, Omnitrophica phylum and probably with the candidate phylum Latescibacteria. The evolutionary origin and physiological diversity of MTB compared with other bacterial taxonomic groups remain to be illustrated. Here, we analysed the… 

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