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Suprageneric classification of peptidoglycan group B actinomycetes by nucleotide sequencing of 5S ribosomal RNA

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5S ribosomal RNA sequences were determined for thirteen actinomycetes mainly representatives with the rare group B type peptidoglycan. The primary and secondary structure of the resultant sequences were of the type characteristic of Gram-positive bacteria with DNA rich in guanine plus cytosine. The sequencing and associated chemotaxonomic data provide compelling grounds for classifying actinomycetes with a group B type peptidoglycan in a single family. The familyMicrobacteriaceae fam. nov. is proposed to accommodate actinomycetes classified in the generaAgromyces, Aureobacterium, Clavibacter, Curtobacterium andMicrobacterium.

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Park, YH., Suzuki, KI., Yim, DG. et al. Suprageneric classification of peptidoglycan group B actinomycetes by nucleotide sequencing of 5S ribosomal RNA. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 64, 307–313 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00873089

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