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Lookup NU author(s): Rakesh Santhanam,
Professor Alan Bull,
Professor Michael Goodfellow
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The taxonomic position of a Streptomyces strain isolated from an extreme hyper-arid soil sample collected from the Atacama Desert was determined using a polyphasic approach. The strain, isolate C60(T), had chemical and morphological features typical of members of the genus Streptomyces and formed a distinct phyletic line in the Streptomyces 16S rRNA gene tree, together with the type strain of Streptomyces radiopugnans. The two strains were distinguished readily using a combination of phenotypic properties and by a DNA-DNA relatedness value of 23.17 (+/- 0.95)%. On the basis of these genotypic and phenotypic data, it is proposed that isolate C60(T) (=CGMCC 4.7018(T)=KACC 15492(T)) be classified in the genus Streptomyces as Streptomyces atacamensis sp. nov.
Author(s): Santhanam R, Okoro CK, Rong XY, Huang Y, Bull AT, Weon HY, Andrews BA, Asenjo JA, Goodfellow M
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Print publication date: 23/12/2012
ISSN (print): 1466-5026
ISSN (electronic): 1466-5034
Publisher: Society for General Microbiology
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