Genomic analysis of Hyphomonas neptunium contradicts 16S rRNA gene-based phylogenetic analysis: Implications for the taxonomy of the orders 'Rhodobacterales' and Caulobacterales

Jonathan H. Badger, Jonathan A Eisen, Naomi L. Ward

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Abstract

Hyphomonas neptunium is a marine prosthecate α-proteobacterium currently classified as a member of the order 'Rhodobacterales'. Although this classification is supported by 16S rRNA gene sequence phylogeny, 23S rRNA gene sequence analysis, concatenated ribosomal proteins, HSP70 and EF-Tu phylogenies all support classifying Hyphomonas neptunium as a member of the Caulobacterales instead. The possible reasons why the 16S rRNA gene sequence gives conflicting results in this case are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1021-1026
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Immunology

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