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Phylogenetic evidence for reclassification of Calymmatobacterium granulomatis as Klebsiella granulomatis comb. nov.

International journal of systematic bacteriology

Humans, Calymmatobacterium, classification, cytology, genetics, physiology, Escherichia coli Proteins, Genes, rRNA, Granuloma Inguinale, microbiology, Klebsiella, Molecular Sequence Data, Phylogeny, Porins, RNA, Ribosomal, 16S, Sequence Analysis, DNA

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      By sequencing a total of 2089 bp of the 16S rRNA and phoE genes it was demonstrated that Calymmatobacterium granulomatis (the causative organism of donovanosis) shows a high level of identity with Klebsiella species pathogenic to humans (Klebsiella pneumoniae, Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis). It is proposed that C. granulomatis should be reclassified as Klebsiella granulomatis comb. nov. An emended description of the genus Klebsiella is given.

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