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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 A2

Tentative novel species of bacteria represented by multiple isolates (clusters)

Taxon In clusters
Not in clusters
Total
No. (%) isolates Identity, %* No. clusters Size
No. isolates Identity, %* No. isolates Identity, %
Min Max Med
Actinomycetales 176 (60) 98.1 45 2 15 3 118 97.1 294 97.7
Pseudomonadales 30 (54) 97.1 8 2 11 2.5 26 96.8 56 97.0
Lactobacillales 28 (74) 97.9 8 2 5 3.5 10 95.1 38 97.1
Bacillales 27 (44) 96.5 7 2 12 2 34 94.1 61 95.1
Flavobacteriales 20 (49) 92.9 6 2 7 3 21 95.6 41 94.3
Enterobacteriales 19 (58) 98.3 4 2 10 3.5 14 98.0 33 98.2
Burkholderiales 15 (38) 97.3 6 2 4 2 24 97.6 39 97.4
Cardiobacteriales 8 (89) 98.9 1 8 1 97.5 9 98.7
Rhizobiales 6 (43) 93.5 2 2 4 8 97.0 14 95.5
Neisseriales 5 (33) 97.9 2 2 3 10 96.9 15 97.3
Fusobacteriales 3 (50) 98.7 1 3 3 93.5 6 96.1
Rhodospirillales 3 (43) 97.2 1 3 4 96.9 7 97.0
Clostridiales 2 (20) 97.7 1 2 8 94.3 10 95.0
Pasteurellales 2 (14) 98.9 1 2 12 96.2 14 96.6
Sphingomonadales 2 (25) 97.9 1 2 6 97.1 8 97.3
Xanthomonadales 2 (25) 95.5 1 2 5 97.1 7 96.7
Caulobacterales 7 97.6 7 97.6
Bacteroidales 5 92.3 5 92.3
Sphingobacteriales 4 87.0 4 87.0
Rhodocyclales 2 95.5 2 95.5
Desulfovibrionales 1 94.6 1 94.6
Micrococcineae 1 97.4 1 97.4
Rhodobacterales 1 98.4 1 98.4
Total 348 (52) 325 673

*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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