Transfer of [Pseudomonas] lemoignei, a gram-negative rod with restricted catabolic capacity, to Paucimonas gen. nov. with one species, Paucimonas lemoignei comb. nov

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2001 May;51(Pt 3):905-908. doi: 10.1099/00207713-51-3-905.


The phylogenetic positions of the type strain and strain A62 of [Pseudomonas] lemoignei, as well as those of nine bacterial isolates closely related to [Pseudomonas] lemoignei, were re-evaluated by analysing morphological, physiological and molecular-biological characteristics. 16S rDNA analysis confirmed that the type strain of [Pseudomonas] lemoignei and strain A62 belong to the order 'Burkholderiales' of the beta-Proteobacteria and represent a new cluster, for which the name Paucimonas gen. nov. is proposed. Paucimonas contains a single species, Paucimonas lemoignei comb. nov.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Betaproteobacteria / classification*
  • Betaproteobacteria / genetics
  • Betaproteobacteria / physiology
  • DNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • Gram-Negative Bacteria / classification*
  • Gram-Negative Bacteria / genetics
  • Gram-Negative Bacteria / physiology
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phylogeny*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics


  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S