TABLE 4.

DGGE bands and the closest relative microorganisms with an rRNA gene or rRNA sequence identity of ≥98%a

Phylogenetic groupBandDNA or RNAbRelated sequence% Similarity
γ-ProteobacteriaB4RNAAcidithiobacillus sp. strain NO-3798
B5RNAAcidithiobacillus sp. strain NO-3799
B11RNAAcidithiobacillus sp. strain NO-3798
B16RNAAcidithiobacillus ferrooxidans D298
B17RNAAcidithiobacillus ferrooxidans D299
B18RNAAcidithiobacillus ferrooxidans D298
B20RNAAcidithiobacillus ferrooxidans D298
B34DNAAcidithiobacillus ferrooxidans D299
B35DNAAcidithiobacillus ferrooxidans D299
B36DNAAcidithiobacillus ferrooxidans K299
NitrospiraB6RNALeptospirillum ferrooxidans DSM270599
B27DNAUncultured bacterium TRA1-1099
B28DNAUncultured bacterium TRA1-1098
B42RNAUncultured bacterium TRA1-1099
B43RNAUncultured bacterium TRA1-1099
B37DNAUncultured bacterium TRA1-1099
α-ProteobacteriaB23DNAAcidiphilium sp. strain MBIC428799
B24DNAAcidiphilium sp. strain MBIC428798
B25DNAAcidiphilium sp. strain MBIC428798
B29DNAAcidiphilium sp. strain MBIC428798
B31DNAUncultured bacterium TRB399
B32DNAAcidiphilium sp. strain MBIC428799
B38DNAAcidiphilium sp. strain MBIC428799
B45RNAAcidiphilium sp. strain MBIC428799
B47RNAAcidiphilium sp. strain MBIC428799
B48RNAAcidiphilium sp. strain MBIC428799
ActinobacteriaB8RNAFerrimicrobium acidiphilum99
B14RNAFerrimicrobium acidiphilum99
ThermoplasmataA7RNAFerroplasma acidiphilum99
A9DNAFerroplasma acidiphilum99
  • a Species level similarity.

  • b RNA or DNA sample.