Amycolatopsis australiensis sp. nov., an actinomycete isolated from arid soils

Geok Yuan Annie Tan, Stuart Robinson, Ernest Lacey, Michael Goodfellow

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2006, 56, 2297-2301.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006


The taxonomic position of a group of mesophilic actinomycetes isolated from arid Australian soils was determined using a polyphasic approach. The organisms shared chemical and morphological markers typical of members of the genus . They had identical 16S rRNA gene sequences and formed a distinct phyletic line in the  clade, being most closely related to . In addition, they shared a range of phenotypic properties that distinguished them from representatives of all of the species classified in this clade. The combined genotypic and phenotypic data indicate that the strains merit species status within the genus . The name proposed for the novel species is  sp. nov.; the type strain is GY048T (=DSM 44671T=NCIMB 14142T).

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