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Streptomyces staurosporininus sp nov., a staurosporine-producing actinomycete

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Byung-Yong Kim, Professor Michael Goodfellow


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The taxonomic position of a staurosporine-producing actinomycete isolated from a hay meadow soil was determined using a polyphasic approach. The organism had chemical and morphological characteristics consistent with its classification in the genus Streptomyces and formed a distinct branch between the Streptomyces lydicus and Streptomyces noursei clades in the 16S rRNA Streptomyces gene tree. DNA-DNA relatedness values between the isolate and its nearest phylogenetic neighbours, namely Streptomyces lydicus NBRC 13058(T) and Streptomyces chattanoogensis NBRC 12754(T), were 530/s and 40%, respectively. The isolate was also readily distinguished from the type strains of these species using a combination of morphological and other phenotypic properties. On the basis of these results, it is proposed that isolate BK179(T) (=KACC 20912(T) =NRRL B-24850(T)) be classified as the type strain of Streptomyces staurosporininus sp. nov.

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Author(s): Goodfellow M; Kim BY; Zucchi TD; Fiedler HP

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Year: 2012

Volume: 62

Issue: 4

Pages: 966-970

Print publication date: 13/06/2011

ISSN (print): 1466-5026

ISSN (electronic): 1466-5034

Publisher: Society for General Microbiology


DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.031922-0


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Overseas Research Scholarship
Newcastle University
201066/2009-2Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico UK