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Cell wall teichoic acids: structural diversity, species specificity in the genus Nocardiopsis, and chemotaxonomic perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11348685     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data on the structures of cell wall teichoic acids, the anionic carbohydrate-containing polymers, found in many Gram-positive bacteria have been summarized and the polymers of the actinomycete genus Nocardiopsis have been considered from the taxonomic standpoint. The structures of these polymers or their combinations have been demonstrated to be indicative of each of seven Nocardiopsis species and two subspecies, verified by the DNA-DNA relatedness data, and to correlate well with the grouping of the organisms based on 16S rDNA sequences. As each of the intrageneric taxa discussed is definable by the composition of teichoic acids, the polymers are considered to be valuable taxonomic markers for the Nocardiopsis species and subspecies. The (13)C NMR spectra of the polymers, data on the products of their chemical degradation, and distinguishing constituents of whole cell walls derived from teichoic acids are discussed, which are useful for identification of certain polymers and members of the genus Nocardiopsis at the species and subspecies level in microbiological practice.
I B Naumova; A S Shashkov; E M Tul'skaya; G M Streshinskaya; Y I Kozlova; N V Potekhina; L I Evtushenko; E Stackebrandt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  FEMS microbiology reviews     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0168-6445     ISO Abbreviation:  FEMS Microbiol. Rev.     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-11     Completed Date:  2001-06-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8902526     Medline TA:  FEMS Microbiol Rev     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow 119899.
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MeSH Terms
Actinomycetales / chemistry*,  classification*
Cell Wall / chemistry
DNA, Ribosomal / classification
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy / methods
Species Specificity
Teichoic Acids / chemistry*,  classification
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Ribosomal; 0/Teichoic Acids

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