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Phylogeny and lipid composition of Thermonema lapsum, a thermophilic gliding bacterium


Patel, BKC and Saul, DS and Reeves, RA and Williams, LC and Cavanagh, JE and Nichols, PD and Bergquist, PL, Phylogeny and lipid composition of Thermonema lapsum, a thermophilic gliding bacterium, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 115, (2-3) pp. 313-318. ISSN 0378-1097 (1994) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/0378-1097(94)90032-9


1490 nucleotides of the 16S rRNA gene of a Gram-negative, thermophilic and gliding bacterium, Thermonema lapsum, have been sequenced. Phylogenetic analysis indicates that T. lapsum is related to cytophaga-flavobacteria-bacteriodes (CFB) and is confirmed by the identification signature nucleotides that define this group. Further phylogenetic analysis indicates that T. lapsum forms the deepest branch in the CFB group; this observation was confirmed by the identification of unique nucleotide and nucleotide pairs which separate T. lapsum from all other members of this group. The phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) profile also confirmed that T. lapsum is related to the cytophaga-flavobacteria-bacteroides group and also to selected members of the genus Flexibacter; the PLFA profile is unique to T. lapsum. © 1994.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Bacteriology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Cavanagh, JE (Ms Joanne Elizabeth Cavanagh)
UTAS Author:Nichols, PD (Dr Peter Nichols)
ID Code:6733
Year Published:1994
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-26

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