- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 42, Issue 1
f Transfer of Several Phytopathogenic Pseudomonas Species to Acidovorax as Acidovorax avenae subsp. avenae subsp. nov., comb. nov., Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli, Acidovorax avenae subsp. cattleyae, and Acidovorax konjaci
- Authors: A. Willems†, M. Goor, S. Thielemans, M. Gillis*, K. Kersters, J. De Ley
- *Corresponding author.
- First Published Online: 01 January 1992, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 42: 107-119, doi: 10.1099/00207713-42-1-107
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
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Transfer of Several Phytopathogenic Pseudomonas Species to Acidovorax as Acidovorax avenae subsp. avenae subsp. nov., comb. nov., Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli, Acidovorax avenae subsp. cattleyae, and Acidovorax konjaci, Page 1 of 1< Previous page | Next page > /docserver/preview/fulltext/ijsem/42/1/ijs-42-1-107-1.gif
DNA-rRNA hybridizations, DNA-DNA hybridizations, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of whole-cell proteins, and a numerical analysis of carbon assimilation tests were carried out to determine the relationships among the phylogenetically misnamed phytopathogenic taxa Pseudomonas avenae, Pseudomonas rubrilineans, “Pseudomonas setariae,” Pseudomonas cattleyae, Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes subsp. citrulli, and Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes subsp. konjaci. These organisms are all members of the family Comamonadaceae, within which they constitute a separate rRNA branch. Only P. pseudoalcaligenes subsp. konjaci is situated on the lower part of this rRNA branch; all of the other taxa cluster very closely around the type strain of P. avenae. When they are compared phenotypically, all of the members of this rRNA branch can be differentiated from each other, and they are, as a group, most closely related to the genus Acidovorax. DNA-DNA hybridization experiments showed that these organisms constitute two genotypic groups. We propose that the generically misnamed phytopathogenic Pseudomonas species should be transferred to the genus Acidovorax as Acidovorax avenae and Acidovorax konjaci. Within Acidovorax avenae we distinguished the following three subspecies: Acidovorax avenae subsp. avenae, Acidovorax avenae subsp. cattleyae, and Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli. Emended descriptions of the new taxa are presented.
Present address: Department of Microbiology, Agricultural and Food Research Council Institute of Food Research, Reading Laboratory, Shinfield, Reading RG2 9AT, United Kingdom.
Copyright © 1992 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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