A consensus phylogenetic tree highlighting the position of Clostridium jeddahense strain JCDT relative to other type strains within the Clostridum genus. GenBank accession numbers are indicated in parentheses. Sequences were aligned using CLUSTALW, and phylogenetic inferences were obtained using the maximum-likelihood method in the MEGA software package. Numbers at the nodes are the percentages of bootstrap values from 500 replicates that support the node. Clostridium ramosum was used as outgroup. The scale bar represents a 2% nucleotide sequence divergence.