In order to determine the phylogenetic structure of the actinomycete family , the 16S ribosomal DNA sequences of 17 type species of the genera , and were compared with the 16S ribosomal DNA sequences of species of the genera , and and with those of species of the genus and other actinomycete genera for which the sequences have been previously determined. All genera of the family, together with the genera , and , form a phylogenetically coherent cluster that is well separated from other families of the order . Except for one species of the genus , all species cluster according to their genus affiliation. The inclusion of the genera , and into the family broadens the phenotypic and chemotaxonomic heterogeneity of this taxon. An emendation of the family is given.


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