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Abstract

A numerical taxonomic study of strains of , together with representatives of allied genera, showed 28 reasonably distinct phenons. The major areas, with their phenons, were: () enterococcal species group ( and a proposed new species ‘’); () paraviridans species group ( and an unidentified Oral Group I); () lactic species group ( including ); () thermophilic species group (); () viridans species group (, a proposed new species ‘’ and ‘’); () pyogenic species group ( including ‘’, and a cluster of Lancefield Group B strains of human origin); () parapyogenic species group (, and a cluster of strains of Lancefield Groups R, S and T). Species of and are very closely related to the streptococci.

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