Phylogenetic tree highlighting the position of Kurthia senegalensis strain JC8ET relative to other type strains within the Kurthia genus. GenBank accession numbers are indicated in parentheses. Sequences were aligned using CLUSTALX, and phylogenetic inferences obtained using the neighbor joining method as implemented in the MEGA 5 software package . Numbers at the nodes are percentages of bootstrap values supporting that node using 1,000 bootstrap replicates to generate a majority consensus tree. Solibacillus silvestris was used as the outgroup. The scale bar represents 0.005 nucleotide change per nucleotide position.