Phylogenetic Diversity In The Genus Bacillus As Seen By 16S rRNA Sequencing Studies.
Comparative sequence analysis of 16S ribosomal (r)RNAs or DNAs of Bacillus alvei, B. laterosporus, B. macerans, B. macquariensis, B. polymyxa and B. stearothermophilus revealed the phylogenetic diversity of the genus Bacillus. Based on the presently available data set of 16S rRNA sequences from bacilli and relatives at least four major "Bacillus clusters" can be defined: a "Bacillus subtilis cluster" including B. stearothermophilus, a "B. brevis cluster" including B. laterosporus, a "B. alvei cluster" including B. macerans, B. maquariensis and B. polymyxa and a "B. cycloheptanicus branch".
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Rössler, D., Ludwig, W., Schleifer, K. H., Lin, C., McGill, T. J., Wisotzkey, J. D., & ... Fox, G. E. (1991). Phylogenetic diversity in the genus Bacillus as seen by 16S rRNA sequencing studies. Systematic And Applied Microbiology, 14(3), 266-269.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pathology Laboratory Medicine Faculty