All species designations were cross-checked against two websites - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/
Abbreviations: ATCC, American Type Culture Collection; CIP, Collection Institut Pasteur, France; DSM, Deutsche Sammling von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH, Germany; JCM, Japan Collection of Microorganisms, Wako-Shi, Japan. Adapted from [7
2 T refers to the previously-designated current type strains for the particular species.
3 Unless otherwise specified refers to first 1-606 bp of the 16S rDNA sequence from the 5’end.
4 Different sequence results obtained for N. beijingensis JCM 10666T in two separate studies. The sequence with GenBank
accession no. DQ659901 is chosen as the reference sequence.
5 The sequence of N. cyriacigeorgica strain DSM 44490T (GenBank accession no. AY756550) is identical to the sequence of N. asteroides ATCC 14759 (accession no. DQ223862).
6 The sequence is based on a 603-bp 16S rDNA fragment.