Exploration of the Genomic Diversity and Core Genome of the Bifidobacterium adolescentis Phylogenetic Group by Means of a Polyphasic Apporach


In the current work, we describe genome diversity and core genome sequences among representatives of three bifidobacterial species, i.e., Bifidobacterium adolescentis, Bifidobacterium catenulatum, and Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum, by employing a polyphasic approach involving analysis of 16S rRNA gene and 16S-23S internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) assays.


Sabrina Duranti1, Francesca Trurroni2, Christian Milani1, Elena Foroni1, Francesca Bottacini1, Fabio Dal Bello3, Alberto Ferrarini1, Massimo Delledonne4, Douwe van Sinderen2, Marco Ventura1

  • 1. Laboratory of Probiogenomics, Department of Genetics, Biology of Microorganisms, Anthropology and Evolution, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • 2. Alimentary Pharmabiotic Center and Department of Microbiology, Bioscience Institute, National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland
  • 3. Sacco Srl, Cadorago, Italy


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