Molecular Taxonomic Classification of Gliding Bacteria Isolated from Diseased Cultured Flounder

Dolores Baxa, Kenji Kawai, Riichi Kusuda

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The molecular taxonomy of representative strains of gliding bacteria classified into two groups as Flexibacter maritimus (Group I) and Flexibacter sp. (Group II) in a previous report was determined. The average percent guanine plus cytosine (% G + C) of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of Group I was 32.24 which was within the range reported for F. maritimus. Though Group II had lower % G + C of 29.38, it was not significantly different from that of Group I. Polynucleotide sequence analysis determined by optical measurement of renatured DNA showed high homology values from 92 to 100% among strains of Group I and Group II. In addition, the average similarity value derived from numerical taxonomy study was 82.7 %. Based on these results, the two groups of gliding bacteria isolated from diseased cultured flounder are considered to belong to the same species of F. maritimus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalFish Pathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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