Table 1.

Overall 16S rRNA sequence similarities for the UWC8 and UWC36 endosymbionts and affiliated bacteria

Strain% Similarity to:
W. pipientisWolbachia sp.E. canisC. ruminantiumE. equiN. helminthoecaR. sibiricaR. australisR. typhiO. tsutsugamushiC. caryophilaUWC36 endosymbiont
Wolbachia pipientis
Wolbachia sp.99.2
Ehrlichia canis 86.486.1
Cowdria ruminantium 86.886.596.3
Ehrlichia equi 87.287.091.892.0
Neorickettsia helminthoeca 84.884.284.985.285.5
Rickettsia sibirica 83.883.482.983.983.783.8
Rickettsia australis 83.783.182.683.683.483.198.8
Rickettsia typhi 83.983.582.683.383.983.498.498.1
Orientia tsutsugamushi 82.481.882.383.483.082.190.389.890.2
Caedibacter caryophila 82.281.481.282.682.381.684.584.884.484.3
UWC36 endosymbiont83.482.882.784.783.781.785.585.685.583.484.5
UWC8 endosymbiont83.382.982.984.483.981.685.485.285.483.083.999.6