The sequence of the single 16S rRNA gene of the thermophilic eubacterium Rhodothermus marinus reveals a distant relationship to the group containing Flexibacter, Bacteroides, and Cytophaga species

O. S. Andresson*, O. H. Fridjonsson

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Abstract

Rhodothermus marinus, a gram-negative heterotrophic marine thermophile, has been the subject of several recent studies. Isolation, sequencing, and analyses of a 16S rRNA gene have shown that R. marinus diverges sharply from major bacterial phyla and is most closely allied to the Flexibacter- Cytophaga-Bacteroides group. Further analyses revealed that the R. marinus chromosome contains a single rRNA operon with a 16S-23S intergenic region coding for tRNA(Ile) and tRNA(Ala).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6165-6169
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Volume176
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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