- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 39, Issue 1
f Proposal To Restrict the Genus Bacteroides (Castellani and Chalmers) to Bacteroides fragilis and Closely Related Species
- Authors: H. N. SHAH*, M. D. COLLINS
- *Corresponding author.
- First Published Online: 01 January 1989, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 39: 85-87, doi: 10.1099/00207713-39-1-85
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Issue Published:
The genus Bacteroides (Castellani and Chalmers) as presently constituted is phenotypically and phylogenetically extremely heterogeneous. However, biochemical, chemical, and molecular biological data indicate that Bacteroides fragilis (the type species) and related species form a coherent taxonomic group. Therefore, we formally propose that the genus Bacteroides be restricted to the B. fragilis group of species, and the description of the genus is emended accordingly.
Copyright © 1989 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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