Proposal to reclassify Zoogloea ramigera IAM 12670 (P. R. Dugan 115) as Duganella zoogloeoides gen. nov., sp. nov

Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1997 Oct;47(4):1249-52. doi: 10.1099/00207713-47-4-1249.


The taxonomic position of a misclassified strain, Zoogloea remigera IAM 12670T (= ATCC 25925T = P. R. Dugan 115T), was reevaluated. A phylogenetic analysis based on 16S ribosomal rDNA sequences revealed that this organism was located in the beta subclass of the class Proteobacteria with members of the genus Telluria as its closest relatives. On the basis of phenotypic and phylogenetic information, we propose that this organism should be reclassified in a new taxon with the name Duganella zoogloeoides gen. nov., sp. nov.

MeSH terms

  • Culture Media
  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis*
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / analysis*
  • Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Technique
  • Zoogloea / classification*
  • Zoogloea / genetics*
  • Zoogloea / physiology


  • Culture Media
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

Associated data

  • GENBANK/D14256