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Fusobacteria G+C ratio

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Fusobacteria G+C ratio

Postby wildfunguy » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:40 pm

Fusobacteria are Gram-negative,
http://jmm.sgmjournals.org/content/39/4/246
but they're more closely related to the Gram-positive phyla, particularly Firmicutes (low G + C ratio).
in the abstract: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/4/50

Having answered my own question, I thought I would share that answer, but now I have another question.
Are Fusobacteria low G+C Gram-negative bacteria? That is...
Fusobacteria ⊆ ( lowG+C Gram-negative ) ?
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Cell walls of Fusobacteria

Postby wildfunguy » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:38 pm

Perhaps a better question is what the walls and membranes of Fusobacteria are like. Is it still basically the thick cell wall characteristic of Gram-positive bacteria? Have they developed an analogous structure resembling th Gram-negative wall within the periplasmic space?
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