Title

Class III. Spartobacteria class. nov.

Document Type

Chapter

Abstract

On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses, this group comprises one of the primary lineages in the phylum Verrucomicrobia and is equivalent to subdivision 2 (Hugenholtz etal., 1998) of the phylum. The majority of its members appear to be soil-inhabiting bacteria, while some are endosymbionts of nematodes. A few 16S rRNA gene sequences have been recovered from freshwater habitats. The Spartobacteria currently comprise one order, the Chthoniobacterales, and a single family, Chthoniobacteriaceae. All members of this group are Gram-stain-negative.

Disciplines

Bacteriology | Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology | Genetics and Genomics | Life Sciences | Microbiology


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