Cutoff in rRNA sequence identity that delimits genera and species of microorganisms

Range 95% genera: 98% species %
Organism Various
Reference Fredrik Ba¨ckhed, Ruth E. Ley, Justin L. Sonnenburg, Daniel A. Peterson, Jeffrey I. Gordon, Host-Bacterial Mutualism in the Human Intestine. Science. 2005 Mar 25 307(5717):1915-20. DOI: 10.1126/science.1104816 p.1915 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID15790844
Comments Cutoffs of 95 and 98% identity are used commonly to delimit genera and species, respectively.
Entered by Uri M
ID 106537