Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 64, Issue 3–4, pp 253–260

Molecular identification of rRNA group 3 bacilli (Ash, Farrow, Wallbanks and Collins) using a PCR probe test

Proposal for the creation of a new genus Paenibacillus
  • Carol Ash
  • Fergus G. Priest
  • M. David Collins
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00873085

Cite this article as:
Ash, C., Priest, F.G. & Collins, M.D. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1993) 64: 253. doi:10.1007/BF00873085

Abstract

Comparative 16S rRNA sequence analysis has demonstrated that the genusBacillus consists of at least five phyletic lines. rRNA group 3 bacilli of Ash, Farrow, Wallbanks and Collins (1991) comprisingBacillus polymyxa and close relatives is phylogenetically so removed fromBacillus subtilis, the type species of the genus and other aerobic, endospore-forming bacilli that they warrant reclassification in a new genusPaenibacillus. The genusPaenibacillus can be readily distinguished from otherBacillus groups using a battery of phenotypic characters and a highly specific gene probe based on 16S rRNA.

Key words

Bacillus Paenibacillus rRNA probe 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol Ash
    • 1
  • Fergus G. Priest
    • 2
  • M. David Collins
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, Agricultural and Food Research CouncilInstitute of Food ResearchReadingUK
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesHeriot-Watt UniversityRiccarton EdinburghUK

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