Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Yet more Part II: Gram positives

Beyond the Proteobacteria but still Gram negative (Acidobacteria, Aquificae):
  • No transformable species have been described (but Aquifex has PilT). 
Gram positive bacteria:
  •  No reports for Leptospira or Borrelia or Chlamydia or Bacteroides.
 Actinobacteria (the big orange clade, Corynobacterium, Mycobacterium, ):
  •  Only one species reported to be transformable, but Johnsborg speculates that many may be.
Several species known to be competent

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