Table 1

Maximum patristic distances of the major clades in the most likely full-length 16S phylogenetic tree, out of a maximum patristic distance of 1.51 across the entire tree

CladePatristic distance
L. salivarius 0.5
L. casei 0.44
L. buchneri 0.54
L. plantarum 0.34
L. reuteri 0.55
L. delbrueckii (acidophilus) 1.21