TABLE 3.

ApsA sequence similarities of selected sulfate-reducing microorganisms representing major lineages of sulfate-respiring prokaryotesa

Sulfate-reducing microorganism% Amino acid sequence similarity to:
D. curvatusD. postgateiD. variabilisD. rhabdoformisD. glycolicusD. vulgarisD. fructosivoransT. thermophilumT. communeT. islandicusD. amnigenaS. woliniiD. baarsiiD. ruminisD. puteiD. kuznetsoviiA. veneficusA. profundusA. fulgidus
Desulfobacter curvatus
Desulfobacter postgatei95.5
Desulfosarcina variabilis83.382.3
Desulfobulbus rhabdoformis71.971.973.5
Desulfofustis glycolicus73.773.775.382.2
Desulfovibrio vulgaris65.465.068.267.566.3
Desulfovibrio fructosovorans65.565.568.370.068.987.7
Thermodesulfobacterium thermophilum67.366.566.262.463.764.566.1
Thermodesulfobacterium commune67.066.366.462.563.465.066.296.5
Thermodesulfovibrio islandicus62.963.362.060.764.763.766.864.664.6
Desulforhabdus amnigena60.160.558.657.057.156.559.759.560.059.6
Syntrophobacter wolinii62.062.460.557.258.057.161.062.062.959.890.4
Desulfoarculus baarsii”57.758.555.254.453.655.358.957.058.058.578.779.5
Desulfotomaculum ruminis59.159.556.656.355.256.359.155.155.657.777.477.976.9
Desulfotomaculum putei59.860.658.157.757.056.659.856.156.658.878.977.176.493.6
Desulfotomaculum kuznetsovii60.560.159.457.357.959.762.562.062.160.279.279.374.474.375.8
Archaeoglobus veneficus60.262.257.058.058.257.860.259.559.257.361.860.460.360.961.963.5
Archaeoglobus profundus60.661.058.657.058.457.757.762.662.757.759.259.558.959.259.464.583.3
Archaeoglobus fulgidus61.061.459.356.457.854.657.058.759.656.561.861.259.159.460.961.671.073.4
  • a Microorganisms with inferred xenologous apsA are in boldface.