Encyclopedia of Metagenomics

Living Edition
| Editors: Karen E. Nelson

All-Species Living Tree Project

  • Pablo YarzaEmail author
  • Raul Munoz
  • Jean Euzéby
  • Wolfgang Ludwig
  • Karl-Heinz Schleifer
  • Rudolf Amann
  • Frank Oliver Glockner
  • Ramon Rosselló-Móra
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6418-1_740-8



The All-Species Living Tree Project (LTP) is an international initiative for the creation and maintenance of highly curated 16SrRNA and 23SrRNA gene sequence databases, alignments, and phylogenetic trees for all the type strains of Bacteria and Archaea.


Classification and identification of Bacteria and Archaea came across to a turning point around 35 years ago. It was the time when Carl Woese and co-workers demonstrated that ribosomal markers were appropriate to infer genealogical relationships by means of phylogenetic reconstructions (Fox et al. 1977). Rapidly, comparative analysis of rRNA gene sequences became a standard procedure with mature implications in microbial ecology and taxonomy: culture-independent exploration of ecosystems’ diversity...


Sequence Entry Ribosomal Operon Maximum Likelihood Reconstruction Heterotypic Synonym Desulfitobacterium Hafniense 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pablo Yarza
    • 1
    Email author
  • Raul Munoz
    • 2
  • Jean Euzéby
    • 3
  • Wolfgang Ludwig
    • 4
  • Karl-Heinz Schleifer
    • 4
  • Rudolf Amann
    • 5
  • Frank Oliver Glockner
    • 6
    • 7
  • Ramon Rosselló-Móra
    • 2
  1. 1.Ribocon GmbH.BremenGermany
  2. 2.Marine Microbiology Group, Department of Ecology and Marine ResourcesInstitut Mediterrani d’Estudis Avançats (CSIC-UIB)Illes BalearsSpain
  3. 3.Society of Systematic Bacteriology and Veterinary (SBSV) & National Veterinary School de Toulouse (ENVT)ToulouseFrance
  4. 4.Lehrstuhl Für MikrobiologieTechnische Universität MünchenFreisingGermany
  5. 5.Molecular Ecology Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine MicrobiologyBremenGermany
  6. 6.Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics GroupMax Planck Institute for Marine MicrobiologyBremenGermany
  7. 7.Jacobs University BremenBremenGermany