TABLE 1.

Named and candidate rRNA phyla in use in at least two of the public databasesa

PhylumSourceReference
Named
    Acidobacteria
    Actinobacteriab,c
    Aquificae
    Bacteroidetesb,c
    Chamydiaeb,c
    Chlorobib
    Chloroflexib
    Chrysiogenetes
    Cyanobacteriab
    Deferribacteres
    Dictyoglomi
    Fibrobacteres
    Firmicutesb,c
    Fusobacteriac
    Gemmatimonadetes
    Lentisphaerae
    Nitrospirae
    Planctomycetesb
    Proteobacteriab,c
    Spirochaetesb,c
    Synergistetes
    Thermi-Deinococcib
    Thermodesulfobacteria
    Thermotogaeb
    Verrucomicrobia
Candidate
    GN02Guerrero Negro hypersaline mat47
    OD1Originally part of OP11 group24
    OP3Obsidian Pool, hot spring33
    OP9Obsidian Pool, hot spring33
    OP10Obsidian Pool hot spring33
    OP11Obsidian Pool hot spring33
    SR1Sulfur River cave sediment2
    TG1Termite group 1d48
    TM7Peat bog34
    WS3Wurtsmith contaminated aquifer17
    WS6Wurtsmith contaminated aquifer17
  • a Acknowledged by two or more databases containing >100 SSU sequences detected in multiple environments. Named, with cultured representation; candidate, not documented by culture.

  • b Determined by early Woese surveys (1987).

  • c Contains pathogens.

  • d Cultivar and genome sequence recently reported (21, 25).