Amycolatopsis regifaucium sp. nov., a novel actinomycete that produces kigamicins Free

Geok Yuan Annie Tan, Stuart Robinson, Ernest Lacey, Roselyn Brown, Wonyong Kim, Michael Goodfellow

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2007, 57, 2562-2567.

Publication Date: November 1, 2007


The taxonomic position of seven soil actinomycetes provisionally assigned to the genus  was established in a polyphasic study. The isolates, which had identical 16S rRNA gene sequences, had closest similarity to the type strain of . A representative isolate, strain GY080T, had chemotaxonomic properties that were typical of the genus  and could be distinguished from the type strain of  using DNA–DNA relatedness data. All of the isolates shared a phenotypic profile that distinguished them from representatives of phylogenetically closely related species. Amplified rDNA restriction analysis showed that the isolates formed a homogeneous group that was distinctly separate from single-membered groups consisting of representative  type strains, including that of . Based on the combined genotypic and phenotypic evidence, it is proposed that the seven isolates be classified as representatives of a novel species for which the name  sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is GY080T (=DSM 45072T =NCIMB 14277T).

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