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Volume 18, Number 3—March 2012

Research

A Systematic Approach for Discovering Novel, Clinically Relevant Bacteria

Robert Schlaberg1Comments to Author , Keith E. Simmon1, and Mark A. Fisher
Author affiliations: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (R. Schlaberg, M.A. Fisher); ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City (R. Schlaberg, K.E. Simmon, M.A. Fisher)

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Table A1

Tentative novel species of bacteria represented by multiple isolates (clusters) for the different families in the order Actinomycetales

Taxon (family)
In clusters

Not in clusters

Total
No. (%) isolates
Identity, %*
No. clusters
Cluster size No. isolates
Identity, %*
No. isolates
Identity, %
Min
Max
Med
Actinomycetaceae 52 (71) 97.9 12 2 12 3.5 21 96.5 73 97.5
Nocardiaceae 42 (79) 98.6 14 2 9 2 11 98.7 53 98.6
Corynebacteriaceae 40 (68) 98.1 9 2 10 3 19 97.6 59 97.9
Micrococcaceae 17 (81) 98.2 2 2 15 4 97.8 21 98.2
Microbacteriaceae 14 (45) 97.3 6 2 3 2 17 96.5 31 96.9
Streptomycetaceae 9 (45) 98.5 1 9 11 97.6 20 98.0
Pseudonocardiaceae 2 (67) 95.9 1 2 1 97.2 3 96.4
Intrasporangiaceae 6 97.8 6 97.8
Cellulomonadaceae 5 96.9 5 96.9
Thermomonosporaceae 4 97.4 4 97.4
Dermabacteraceae 3 96.3 3 96.3
Mycobacteriaceae 3 97.7 3 97.7
Propionibacteriaceae 3 92.5 3 92.5
Gordoniaceae 2 98.5 2 98.5
Nocardioidaceae 2 97.2 2 97.2
Williamsiaceae 2 97.8 2 97.8
Brevibacteriaceae 1 98.9 1 98.9
Dermacoccaceae 1 93.7 1 93.7
Sanguibacteraceae 1 97.9 1 97.9
Tsukamurellaceae 1 96.8 1 96.8
Total 176 (60) 98.1 118 97.1 294 97.7

*Sequence identity to the closest GenBank match with species designation (match %). Min, minimum; max, maximum; med, median.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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