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Abstract

The higher ranks of the class were proposed and described in 1997. At each rank, the taxa were delineated from each other solely on the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence phylogenetic clustering and taxon-specific 16S rRNA signature nucleotides. In the past 10 years, many novel members have been assigned to this class while, at the same time, some members have been reclassified. The new 16S rRNA gene sequence information and the changes in phylogenetic positions of some taxa influence decisions about which 16S rRNA nucleotides to define as taxon-specific. As a consequence, the phylogenetic relationships of at higher levels may need to be reconstructed. Here, we present new 16S rRNA signature nucleotide patterns of taxa above the family level and indicate the affiliation of genera to families. These sets replace the signatures published in 1997. In addition, subord. nov. and fam. nov. are proposed to accommodate the genus , subord. nov. and fam. nov. are proposed to accommodate the genera , and , fam. nov. is proposed to accommodate the genera , and and fam. nov. is proposed to accommodate the genus . The families and are proposed to be combined in an emended family . Emended descriptions are also proposed for most of the other higher taxa.

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Neighbour-joining tree based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showing genetic relationships among members of the suborder

Maximum-parsimony tree showing intraclass relatedness of the

Maximum-likelihood tree showing intraclass relatedness of the

Phylogenetic trees based on concatenated deduced amino acid sequences of AtpD, DnaA, DnaG, DnaK, GyrB, RpoB and RecA taken from genome sequences, calculated using the NJ and MP algorithms

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