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Volume 10, Number 3—March 2004

Research

Amoebae-resisting Bacteria Isolated from Human Nasal Swabs by Amoebal Coculture

Gilbert Greub*1Comments to Author , Bernard La Scola*, and Didier Raoult*
Author affiliations: *Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

Main Article

Table

Species and family names of 7 Gimenez-positive, gram-negative bacteria isolated from human noses by amoebal coculturea

Nb. Taxonomy of the isolated strainb 16S rDNA homology of closest GenBank sequence 16S rDNA homology of the closest published species Species name Reference

Alphaproteobacteria





Methylobacteriaceae




1
Candidatus Roseomonas massiliae (AF531769)
99.9% (AF538712)
98.8% (AF533352)
Roseomonas gilardii
(23)
2
Methylobacterium extorquens (AF531770)
100% (AF293375)
100% (AF293375)
M. extorquens
(24–26)

Bradyrhizobiaceae




3
Bosea sp. strain 7F (AF531764)
99.2% (AF288308)
99.2% (AF288308)
Bosea vestrii
(27)

Rhizobiaceae




4
C. Rhizobium massiliae (AF531767)
100% (AJ389908)
98.7% (Z30542)
R. larrymoorei
(28,29)

Betaproteobacteria





Alcaligenaceae




5
Achromobacter xylosoxidans (AF531768)
99.5% (AF394171)
99.5% (AF411021)
Achromobacter xylosoxidans
(30)

Bacteroidetes





Flavobacteriaceae




6
Cs Amoebinatus massiliae (AF 531765)
99.2% (AB035150)
95.3 % (AJ271009)
Chryseobacterium scophtalmum
(31)
7 C. Chryseobacterium massiliae (AF531766) 98.0% (AY043370) 96.3 % (AJ271009) Chryseobacterium scophtalmum (31)

aThe 16S rDNA homology of the closest GenBank sequence (BLAST analysis) and that of the closest published species with its name are also included. GenBank accession no. are shown in parenthesis. Nb., isolate number.
bOrder and family are given.

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1G. Greub’s current affiliation is University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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