Phylogenetic tree highlighting (red) the position of four newly sequenced
strains relative to the type strains within the family
and two non-type strains of each
phylogenetic clusters. The tree was constructed using 16S rRNA gene sequences aligned by the RDP aligner, and was inferred using RaxML 7.25  with the GTRGAMMA model of sequence evolution. The strains and their corresponding GenBank accession numbers for 16S rRNA genes were (type = T): Bacteriovorax sp. BSW11_IV; Bacteriovorax sp. SEQ25_V; Bacteriovorax sp. DB6_IX; Bacteriovorax sp. BAL6_X, Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus HD100T (BX842648); Bacteriolyticum stolpii UKi2T (AJ288899); Bacteriovorax marinus SJT (FQ312005); Peredibacter starrii A3.12T (AF084852); Bx litoralis JS5T (AF084859); Bdellovibrio exovorus JSST (EF687743); Bx sp. BB3 (DQ631715); Bx sp. OC71 (DQ536436); Bacteriovorax sp. PS23S (DQ631772); Bx sp. IHS11 (DQ631792); Bacteriovorax sp. SF11 (DQ631733); Bacteriovorax sp. ISRE1 (DQ631752); Bacteriovorax sp. GSL21 (DQ536437); Bacteriovorax sp. JDF1 (DQ631739); Bacteriovorax sp. MIA2 (DQ631695); Bacteriovorax sp. TRI41 (DQ631758); Bx sp. COCO1A (DQ631687); Bacteriovorax sp. WAIKIKKI (DQ631783); Bx sp. OC81 (DQ631721); Bacteriovorax sp. WAIKIKKI16 (DQ631770); Bacteriovorax sp. HAWAII2 (DQ631769); Bx sp. HAWAII5 (DQ631773). Deltaproteobacterium, Pelobacter carbinolicus DSM2380 (CP000142), was used as an out-group. The numbers along the branches reflect the proportion of times the groups cluster together based on 100 bootstrapped replicates. Thick branches represent those with greater than 75% bootstrap support. Phylogenetic clusters of Bacteriovorax based on 96.5% or greater 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity are denoted by brackets on the right of the tree. Clusters were numbered consistently with previous reports [9, 10, 18].