Phylogenetic tree highlighting the position of M. ruestringensis relative to the type strains of the other species within the genus Muricauda. The tree was inferred from 1,481 aligned characters [7,8] of the 16S rRNA gene sequence under the maximum likelihood (ML) criterion . Flavobacterium aquatile was included in the dataset for use as outgroup taxa. The branches are scaled in terms of the expected number of substitutions per site. Numbers adjacent to the branches are support values from 850 ML bootstrap replicates  (left) and from 1,000 Maximum-Parsimony bootstrap replicates  (right) if larger than 60%. Lineages with type strain genome sequencing projects registered in GOLD  are labeled with one asterisk, those also listed as ‘Complete and Published’ with two asterisks.