Phylogenetic tree of P. heparinus strain HIM 762-3T and the type strains of the genus Pedobacter, as well as all type strains of the other genera within the family Sphingobacteriaceae, inferred from 1373 aligned characters [8,9] of the 16S rRNA gene under the maximum likelihood criterion . The tree was rooted with the type strains of the other families within the order ‘Sphingobacteriales’. The branches are scaled in terms of the expected number of substitutions per site. Numbers above branches are support values from 1000 bootstrap replicates if larger than 60%. Lineages with type strain genome sequencing projects registered in GOLD  are shown in blue, published genomes in bold.