Table 3.

Ecophysiology of the closest relatives of the 16S rDNA sequences that exhibited levels of similarity of ‚Č•95% (genus level‚ÄČidentity)

Phylogenetic groupSequenceRelated sequence% SimilarityEcophysiology
AlgaeCIBAC-9 Cryptomonaschloroplast96Oxygenic photosynthesis
CICYA-1 Cryptomonas chloroplast96Oxygenic photosynthesis
VICYA-2 Cryptomonaschloroplast95Oxygenic photosynthesis
CyanobacteriaVIBAC-3 Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 630797Oxygenic photosynthesis
VICYA-1 Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 630797Oxygenic photosynthesis
CICYA-2 Pseudoanabaena limnetica 97Oxygenic photosynthesis
Green sulfur bacteriaCIBAC-3 Chlorobium phaeobacteroides 95Anoxygenic sulfur photosynthesis
VIBAC-6 Chlorobium phaeobacteroides 96Anoxygenic sulfur photosynthesis
Alpha-Proteobacteria CIBAC-10 Sphingomonas 98Highly versatile
Beta-Proteobacteria CIBAC-6 Rhodoferax fermentans 96Highly versatile
CIBAC-12 Hydrogenophaga 96Fermenter
EuryarchaeaCIARC-1Ciliate endosymbiont95Methanogenesis
VIARC-3Ciliate endosymbiont95Methanogenesis