Molecular genetic evidence for the transfer of Oerskovia species into the genus Cellulomonas

Erko Stackebrandt, Mathias Häringer, Karl Heinz Schleifer

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Abstract

A close genetic relationship among strains of Oerskovia turbata, O. xanthineolytica and various coryneforms is indicated by DNA-DNA reassociation studies. O. xanthineolytica shares high homology values (over 60%) with Cellulomonas cartae, Nocardia cellulans, Brevibacterium fermentans and Corynebacterium manihot. O. turbata and other cellulomonads show lower DNA homology values (20-25%) which are still high enough, however, to indicate a relationship at the genus level. Based on these data and supported by comparative analysis of the ribosomal 16 S RNA and the similarity of peptidoglycan types, the transfer of Oerskovia species into the genus Cellulomonas is justified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-185
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Microbiology
Volume127
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1980

Keywords

  • Brevibacterium fermentans
  • Cellulomonas
  • Corynebacterium manihot
  • DNA-DNA reassociation studies
  • Nocardia cellulans
  • Oerskovia

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