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Abstract

The results of a study comparing the chemotaxonomic characteristics and phylogenetic positions of members of the genus indicated that the genus was not monophyletic and, therefore, was in need of taxonomic revision. Phylogenetically, the genus consisted of two distinct lines; a group comprising the species (the type species of the genus), , and and a robust group consisting of the species , , , and . On the basis of 16S rRNA signature nucleotide comparisons and menaquinone and phospholipid compositions, it is proposed that of these nine species only four, , , and , should be affiliated with the genus and the species , , , and should be reclassified as members of a new genus, , as comb. nov., comb. nov., comb. nov., comb. nov. and comb. nov. Positive results in Christie–Atkins–Munch-Petersen (CAMP) tests on , , and also supported the rearrangement of the nine species in to separate genera. As such, an emended description of the genus is provided.

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