Table 2.

Phylogenetic affiliation of clones obtained from attached and free-living bacteria at 400-m depth

Best matchaSimilarity (%)bNo. of clonescNo. of nucleotides compared (minimum–maximum)Phylogenetic affiliation
ATT (no. of clones = 18)
A. macleodii IAM 12920T 94.2–97.715653–937 γ Proteobacteria
A. macleodii IAM 12920T 93.81578
A. macleodiiIAM 12920T 94.31837
Pseudoalteromonas sp. SW2993.51740
Free (no. of clones = 24)
A. macleodii IAM 12920T 86.9–97.612662–895γProteobacteria
A. macleodii IAM 12920T 92.21657
A. macleodiiIAM 12920T 94.21661
A. macleodii IAM 12920T 95.41850
P. antarctica CECT 466495.81811
P. antarctica CECT 466494.41737
Klebsiella planticola 85.51726
S. alga ATCC 807384.81674
Unidentified marine bacterium strain E401 85.31605
Unidentified γProteobacteria OM60 89.11691
Uncultured proteobacterium OCS44 cluster SAR86 95.11630
Unidentified eubacterium clone SAR324 94.31651δ Proteobacteria
Unidentified α Proteobacteria cluster SAR11 90.11865α Proteobacteria
  • 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.