Phylogeny Trumps Chemotaxonomy: A Case Study Involving Turicella otitidis

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Baek, Inwoo; Kim, Mincheol; Lee, Imchang; Na, Seong-In; Goodfellow, Michael; Chun, Jongsik;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology,volume 9 (eissn: 1664-302X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00834, pmc: PMC5936774
  • Subject: phylogenomic analysis | mycolic acid | Turicella otitidis | menaquinone | Microbiology | Original Research | Corynebacterium | chemotaxonomy

The genus Turicella was proposed to harbor clinical strains isolated from middle-ear fluids of patients with otitis media. 16S rRNA phylogeny showed that it belonged to the mycolic acid-containing actinobacteria, currently classified in the order Corynebacteriales, and ... View more
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