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Genus IX. Cellulophaga


Bowman, JP, Genus IX. Cellulophaga, Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Springer, NR Krieg, JT Staley, DR Brown, BP Hedlund, BJ Paster, NL Ward, W Ludwig and WB Whitman (ed), New York, pp. 176-180. ISBN 9780387950426 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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The genus Cellulophaga is a member of the family Flavobacteriaceae, making up a relatively distinct if somewhat broad phylogenetic sublineage (see Taxonomic comments). The genus includes five species, Cellulophaga lytica, Cellulophaga algicola, Cellulophaga baltica, Cellulophaga fucicola, and Cellulophaga pacifica. Cellulophaga species form a single 16S rRNA gene cluster that is composed of two distinct subgroups. Cellulophaga lytica and Cellulophaga fucicola form one subgroup, while Cellulophaga algicola, Cellulophaga baltica, and Cellulophaga Pacifica form the second subgroup. These subgroups differ in terms of their 16S rRNA gene sequences by approximately 5-6%. It would seem that there could be grounds to split the genus into two separate sections; however, at present, this is very difficult to justify owing to the many distinct phenotypic and chemotaxonomic features that Cellulophaga species share.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Microbiology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Bowman, JP (Associate Professor John Bowman)
ID Code:69014
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2011-04-15
Last Modified:2013-03-01
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