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Verrucosispora maris sp nov., a novel deep-sea actinomycete isolated from a marine sediment which produces abyssomicins

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Michael Goodfellow, Dr James StachORCiD, Ros Brown, Naga Bonda, Amanda Jones, Professor Alan Bull


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Verrucosispora isolate AB-18-032(T), the abyssomicin- and proximicin-producing actinomycete, has chemotaxonomic and morphological properties consistent with its classification in the genus Verrucosispora. The organism formed a distinct phyletic line in the Verrucosispora 16S rRNA gene tree sharing similarities of 99.7%, 98.7% and 98.9% with Verrucosispora gifhornensis DSM 44337(T), Verrucosispora lutea YIM 013(T) and Verrucosispora sediminis MS 426(T), respectively. It was readily distinguished from the two latter species using a range of phenotypic features and from V. gifhornensis DSM 44337(T), its nearest phylogenetic neighbor, by a DNA G+C content of 65.5 mol% obtained by thermal denaturation and fluorometry and DNA:DNA relatedness values of 64.0% and 65.0% using renaturation and fluorometric methods, respectively. It is apparent from the combined genotypic and phenotypic data that strain AB-18-032(T) should be classified in the genus Verrucosispora as a new species. The name Verrucosispora maris sp. nov. is proposed for this taxon with isolate AB-18-032(T) (= DSM 45365(T) = NRRL B-24793(T)) as the type strain.

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Author(s): Goodfellow M, Stach JEM, Brown R, Bonda ANV, Jones AL, Mexson J, Fiedler HP, Zucchi TD, Bull AT

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Year: 2012

Volume: 101

Issue: 1

Pages: 185-193

Print publication date: 11/10/2011

ISSN (print): 0003-6072

ISSN (electronic): 1572-9699

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s10482-011-9651-5


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Funder referenceFunder name
Leverhulme Trust
201066/2009-2Conselho Nacional de DesenvolvImento Cientifico e Tecnologico
BB/EO17053/1Biological and Biotechnological Research Council (BBSRC)
NER/T/S/2000/00614UK Natural Environmental Research Council
NER/T/S/2000/00616UK Natural Environmental Research Council