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Transfer of members of the genus Falcivibrio to the genus Mobiluncus, and emended description of the genus Mobiluncus

Hoyles, L., Collins, M.D., Falsenz, E., Nikolaitchouk, N. and McCartney, A.L. (2004) Transfer of members of the genus Falcivibrio to the genus Mobiluncus, and emended description of the genus Mobiluncus. Systematic and Applied Microbiology, 27 (1). pp. 72-83. ISSN 0723-2020

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1078/0723-2020-00260

Abstract/Summary

It has long been thought that the genera Mobiluncus and Falcivibrio contain the same organisms. Using a polyphasic approach, it was found that Mobiluncus curtisii and Mobiluncus mulieris were the same as Falcivibrio vaginalis and Falcivibrio grandis, respectively. As the genus name Mobiluncus takes precedence, it is proposed that F. vaginalis and F. grandis be transferred to the genus Mobiluncus. In agreement with previous studies, results from phenotypic tests did not support the separation of M. curtisii strains into its two subspecies, M. curtisii subsp. curtisii and M. curtisii subsp. holmesii. Phenotypic complexity within M. curtisii dictates that the species should be treated as a complex until more in-depth analyses of the species have been performed. Phylogenetic analyses, based on 16S rRNA gene sequences, demonstrated that the genus Mobiluncus was associated with Varibaculum cambriense and the two subspecies of Actinomyces neuii, and that A. neuii is only distantly related to Actinomyces sensu stricto.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Food Microbial Sciences Research Group
ID Code:13312
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mobiluncus, polyphasic taxonomy, PFGE 16S rDNA, Actinomycetaceae, Falcivibrio, CURTISII SUBSP CURTISII, ANAEROBIC CURVED RODS, RIBOSOMAL-RNA GENE, SP-NOV, ACTINOMYCES, MULIERIS, SEQUENCE, BACTERIA, INFECTIONS, STRAINS

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