Figure 3: Neighbor-joining clustering among sharpshooters (Insect Associated Bacteria –IAB) and plant associated bacteria sequences with types strains of Curtobacterium spp. A partial fragment of the 16SrDNA gen was used for comparisons. Besides the insect-associated and endophytic sequences, the tree encompasses sequences from type strains of each species, represented by an average of 650 bases. The sequence from Aureobacterium resistens is presented as out-group. Also, a bootstrap analysis was performed with 1000 repetitions and values indicate the percentage of clustering matching. The bar in the bottom of the figure scales the number of differences in base composition amongst sequences.