Sequences, sequence clusters and bacterial species

William P. Hanage, Christophe Fraser, Brian G. Spratt, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

This is a review article on bacterial species definition from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (2006). The paper covers current/past means of identifying bacterial species, multi-locus sequence analysis as an alternative approach, and three recent case studies. There is an extensive bibliography.

Subject: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology, Microbiology, Evolution:Bioinformatics, Biology:Diversity, Evolution, Evolution:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Bibliography, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology, Methods of Microbiology:Molecular Methods , Biosphere:Diversity, Methods of Microbiology, Evolution:Principles, Biosphere, Evolution, Evolution:BioinformaticsKeywords: multilocus sequence analysis, bacterial populations, species clusters, electronic taxonomy, bacterial systematics