Microbial life question

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Various Streptococci and Lactobacilli were traditionally grouped together as lactic acid bacteria because of their characteristic fermentation. Most of them were found to have a DNA guanine plus cystosine (G + C) content of approximately 40%, but one of them had a G + C content of 58%. Should this organism remain in the same genus as the rest of the bacterial species?

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