Table 1.

Strains and model communities

Strain (community)aSpeciesSubdivision or group
C1-4 (4, 7, 10)Unidentified alphaProteobacterium Alpha
C3-2 (7, 10)Unidentified alpha Proteobacterium Alpha
G-191 (7, 10) Alcaligenes faecalis Beta
Tol-4 (4, 7, 10) Azoarcus tolulyticus Beta
C10-5 (7, 10) Marinobacter sp.Gamma
ATCC 10145 (10) Pseudomonas aeruginosa Gamma
B9-12 (4, 7, 10) Halomonas variabilis Gamma
MW-31 (10) Acetobacter sp.Gamma
A2-1 (10) Pseudomonas caricapapayae Gamma
P39 (4, 7, 10) Rhodococcus equi Gram positive
  • a Numbers in parentheses indicate strains used in 4-, 7-, and 10-species communities, respectively. Sequence similarities of 16S genes were within the ranges of 76 to 89% in the 4 species community, 75 to 98% in the 7-species community, and 69 to 98% in the 10-species community.