16S rRNA maximum-likelihood phylogenetic tree of completed sequenced Paenibacillus sp . A) Sequences of complete genomes were obtained from NCBI Genebank. The phylogenetic tree was generated in MEGA6 using the maximum-likelihood method with 1000 bootstrap replications. Numbers at each branch point correspond to the proportion of positive results from bootstrapping. B) Neighbour joining whole-genome phylogeny generated using the dnadist and neighbour packages in PHYLIP and visualized using phyloXML. Branch lengths are representative of the number of nucleotide substitutions per site. Agrobacterium fabrum C58 was used as an out-group, while Bacillus subtilis 168 was included to corroborate the previously reported close relationship to Paenibacillus sp.