Redefining Paracoccus denitrificans and Paracoccus pantotrophus and the case for a reassessment of the strains held by international culture collections

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2006 Oct;56(Pt 10):2495-2500. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.64401-0.

Abstract

An outline of the current taxonomic diversity of the genus Paracoccus is presented. A definitive summary is given of the valid type strains of Paracoccus denitrificans and Paracoccus pantotrophus and of culture collection strains that can be assigned to these species. The case is established for a critical reassessment of the P. denitrificans strains held by international culture collections, to ensure that they are assigned to the correct species.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Bacteriology*
  • International Agencies*
  • Paracoccus denitrificans / classification*
  • Paracoccus denitrificans / genetics
  • Paracoccus denitrificans / physiology
  • Paracoccus pantotrophus / classification*
  • Paracoccus pantotrophus / genetics
  • Paracoccus pantotrophus / physiology
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA

Substances

  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S