Phylogenetic tree showing the position of D. lykanthroporepellens BL-DC-9T relative to other strains within the phylum Chloroflexi. The tree was inferred from 1,214 aligned nucleotide positions of the 16S rRNA gene sequence using the Neighbor-Joining method within the MEGA v4.0.2 package . Truepera radiovictrix RQ-24T is shown as an outgroup and was used to root the tree. Scale bar represents 2 substitutions per 100 nucleotide positions. Numbers at branching points denote support values from 1,000 bootstrap replicates if larger than 70%. Lineages with genome sequencing projects registered in GOLD  are shown in blue, published genomes in bold: “Dehalococcoides” GT (CP001924), “Dehalococcoides” BAV1 (CP000688), “Dehalococcoides” CBDB1 (AJ965256), “Dehalococcoides ethenogenes” 195 (CP000027), “Dehalococcoides” VS (CP001827), Dehalogenimonas lykanthroporepellens BL-DC-9T (CP002084), Caldilinea aerophila STL-6-O1T (AP012337), Anaerolinea thermophila UNI-1T (AP012029), “Thermobaculum terrenum” YNP1 (CP001825), Sphaerobacter thermophilus DSM 20745T (CP001823), Thermomicrobium roseum DSM 5159T (CP001275), Herpetosiphon aurantiacus DSM 785T (CP000875), Roseiflexus castenholzii DSM 13941T (CP000804), Chloroflexus aurantiacus J-10-flT (CP000909), and Chloroflexus aggregans MD-66T (CP001337).