Document Detail

A proposal for the unification of five species of the cyanobacterial genus Microcystis Kützing ex Lemmermann 1907 under the rules of the Bacteriological Code.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11411709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Genomic DNA homologies were examined from six Microcystis (cyanobacteria) strains, including five different species, Microcystis aeruginosa, Microcystis ichthyoblabe, Microcystis novacekii, Microcystis viridis and Microcystis wesenbergii. All DNA-DNA reassociation values between two strains of M. aeruginosa and the other four species exceeded 70%, which is considered high enough for them to be classified within the same bacterial species. It is proposed to unify these five species into M. aeruginosa under the Rules of the Bacteriological Code and NIES843T (= IAM M-247T) is proposed as the type strain. Two other species, Microcystis flos-aquae and Microcystis pseudofilamentosa, should be regarded as morphological variations of this unified M. aeruginosa. The current taxonomy of cyanobacteria depends too much upon morphological characteristics and must be reviewed by means of bacteriological methods as well as traditional botanical methods.
S Otsuka; S Suda; S Shibata; H Oyaizu; S Matsumoto; M M Watanabe
Related Documents :
21831789 - Development of a signature probe targeting the 16s-23s rrna internal transcribed spacer...
24317769 - Carbon dioxide fixation by chloroplasts isolated in glycinebetaine : a putative cytopla...
21867419 - Virulence of pathogenic coxiella burnetii strains after growth in the absence of host c...
25151999 - Phaeoacremonium italicum sp. nov., associated with esca of grapevine in southern italy.
22040529 - Bacterial aetiology of diarrhoeal diseases and antimicrobial resistance in dhaka, bangl...
22023989 - Do escherichia coli strains causing acute cystitis have a distinct virulence repertoire?
14756879 - Genomic polymorphism in symbiotic populations of photobacterium leiognathi.
15138669 - Resistance to anti-cd45rb-induced tolerance in nod mice: mechanisms involved.
14638499 - Molecular mechanism of terbinafine resistance in saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1466-5026     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-19     Completed Date:  2001-07-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100899600     Medline TA:  Int J Syst Evol Microbiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  873-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
DNA, Bacterial / genetics
DNA, Ribosomal / genetics
Evolution, Molecular
Microcystis / classification*
Nucleic Acid Hybridization
RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
Terminology as Topic*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Bacterial; 0/DNA, Ribosomal; 0/RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Phylogenetic analyses of Synechococcus strains (cyanobacteria) using sequences of 16S rDNA and part ...
Next Document:  Proposal to transfer Actinomadura carminata to a new subspecies of the genus Nonomuraea as Nonomurae...