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Abstract

A detailed evaluation of eight bacterial isolates from floral nectar and animal visitors to flowers shows evidence that they represent three novel species in the genus . Phylogenomic analysis shows the closest relatives of these new isolates are , and , previously described species associated with floral nectar and bees, but high genome-wide sequence divergence defines these isolates as novel species. Pairwise comparisons of the average nucleotide identity of the new isolates compared to known species is extremely low (<83 %), thus confirming that these samples are representative of three novel species, for which the names sp. nov., sp. nov. and sp. nov. are proposed. The respective type strains are SCC477 (=TSD-214=LMG 31655), B10A (=TSD-213=LMG 31702) and EC24 (=TSD-215=LMG 31703=DSM 111781).

Funding
This study was supported by the:
  • National Science Foundation (US) (Award DEB 1737758)
    • Principle Award Recipient: TadashiFukami
  • National Science Foundation (US) (Award DEB 1846266)
    • Principle Award Recipient: RachelL. Vannette
  • U.S. Department of Energy (US) (Award DE-AC52-07NA27344)
    • Principle Award Recipient: MeganM. Morris
  • Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (ES) (Award RYC2018-023847-I)
    • Principle Award Recipient: SergioAlvarez-Perez
  • H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (Award 742964)
    • Principle Award Recipient: SergioAlvarez-Perez
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