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Genomic and phenomic differentiation of Rhodococcus equi and related strains

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Michael Goodfellow, Emeritus Professor Alan Ward


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16S rDNA sequence and pyrolysis mass spectrometric analyses were carried out on representatives of Rhodococcus equi and marker strains of genera that encompass mycolic acid containing actinomycetes. The R. equi strains formed a monophyletic clade within the evolutionary radiation occupied by members of the genera Nocardia and Rhodococcus. The 16S rDNA sequence data also showed R. equi to be an heterogeneous taxon. This heterogeneity was underscored by the pyrolysis mass spectrometric data. These observations are in line with those of previous studies where similar profiles of relatedness were found between pyrolysis mass spectral data and the results of DNA:DNA pairing and numerical phenetic studies.

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Author(s): Ward AC; Goodfellow M; McMinn EJ; Alderson G; Dodson HI

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology

Year: 2000

Volume: 78

Issue: 3-4

Pages: 331-340

Print publication date: 01/01/2000

ISSN (print): 0003-6072

ISSN (electronic): 1572-9699

Publisher: Springer Netherlands


DOI: 10.1023/A:1010282616110

PubMed id: 11386356


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