- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 42, Issue 3
f Phylogenetic Interrelationships of Members of the Genera Aeromonas and Plesiomonas as Determined by 16S Ribosomal DNA Sequencing: Lack of Congruence with Results of DNA-DNA Hybridizations
- Authors: A. J. Martinez-Murcia, S. Benlloch, M. D. Collins*
- *Corresponding author.
- Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, July 1992 42: 412-421, doi: 10.1099/00207713-42-3-412
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Published Online:
The phylogenetic interrelationships of members of the genera Aeromonas and Plesiomonas were investigated by using small-subunit ribosomal DNA (rDNA) sequencing. Members of the genus Aeromonas formed a distinct line within the gamma subclass of the Proteobacteria. Plesiomonas shigelloides also clustered within the confines of the gamma subclass of the Proteobacteria but exhibited a closer association with members of the family Enterobacteriaceae than with members of the family Aeromonadaceae. Species of the genus Aeromonas exhibited very high levels of overall sequence similarity (ca. 98 to 100%) with each other. Several of the relationships derived from an analysis of the rDNA sequence data were in marked disagreement with the results of chromosomal DNA-DNA pairing experiments. Diagnostic rDNA signatures that have possible value for differentiating most Aeromonas species were discerned.
Copyright © 1992 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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