Table 4.

Phylogenetic affiliation of clones obtained from attached and free-living bacteria at surface

Best matchaSimilarity (%)bNo. of clonescNo. of nucleotides compared (minimum–maximum)Phylogenetic affiliation
ATT (no. of clones = 19)
A. macleodii IAM 12900T 89.7–98.68575–810γProteobacteria
A. macleodii IAM 12900T 96.11807
Unidentified marine bacterium strain E401 87.4–93.26617–796
Unidentified marine bacterium strain E401 83.51501
Vibrio logei ATCC 1583286.21539
S. alga ATCC 807391.71612
Uncultured proteobacterium OCS28; cluster SAR116 941655α Proteobacteria
Free (no. of clones = 17)
Unidentified α proteobacterium; clone SAR 241; cluster SAR 11 86.1–88  2613–700αProteobacteria
Unidentified α proteobacterium; clone SAR 407; cluster SAR 11 91.41784
Unidentified α proteobacterium; clone SAR 407; cluster SAR 11 861628
Unidentified α proteobacterium; clone SAR 407; cluster SAR 11 89.61668
Unidentified α proteobacterium; clone SAR 407; cluster SAR 11 95.21598
Uncultured proteobacterium OCS126; cluster SAR 116 97.91705
Prionitis lancedata gall symbiont92.41613
Sulfitobacter pontiacus 94.41524
Uncultured proteobacterium OCS44; cluster SAR 86 95.5–97.13549–792γProteobacteria
Coxiella burnetii 90.31514
Deleya salina 86.51655
Deleya salina 88.71563
Gelidibacter algensC8ST582.91579 Cytophagales
Unknown marine bacterioplankton; clone SAR 7 95.61627Cyanobacteria
  • a Name in boldface given by authors depositing the sequence and corresponding to uncultured bacteria. ATT, attached; Free, free-living.

  • b The range of similarities indicates the highest and lowest values of similarity to the best match when more than one clone with over 97% identity was found.

  • c Clones with more than 97% nucleotide identity were considered identical.