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Abstract

The aim of this study was to further clarify the taxonomic relationship between the two recently described bacterial species, Lelliottia jeotgali sp. nov. and Lelliottia aquatilis sp. nov. Whole genome sequences of types strains of the two species are available for analysis. Average nucleotide identity (ANI) and in silico DNA–DNA hybridization (isDDH) values between the two type strains were determined. The ANI and isDDH values between type strains of the two species are 98.7 and 91.0 %, respectively, which are higher than cut-offs to define a bacterial species. It is therefore clear that the two species actually belong to the same species. The name of L.aquatilis was published at an earlier date than that of L. aquatilis . We therefore propose that L. aquatilis is a later heterotypic synonym of L. jeotgali .

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2019-01-31
2019-10-23
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