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Streptomyces bullii sp. nov., isolated from a hyper-arid Atacama Desert soil

Lookup NU author(s): Rakesh Santhanam, Dr Ying Huang, Professor Michael Goodfellow


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A Streptomyces strain isolated from a hyper-arid Atacama Desert soil was characterised using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. The strain, designated C2(T), had chemical and morphological properties typical of the genus Streptomyces. The isolate formed a branch in the Streptomyces 16S rRNA gene tree together with the type strain of Streptomyces chromofuscus and was also loosely related to Streptomyces fragilis NRRL 2424(T). DNA:DNA relatedness values between the isolate and its two phylogenetic neighbours showed that it formed a distinct genomic species. The strain was readily distinguished from these organisms using a combination of morphological and phenotypic data. Based on the genotypic and phenotypic results, isolate C2(T) represents a novel species in the genus Streptomyces, for which the name Streptomyces bullii sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is C2(T) (=CGMCC 4.7019(T) = KACC 15426(T)).

Publication metadata

Author(s): Santhanam R, Rong XY, Huang Y, Andrews BA, Asenjo JA, Goodfellow M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek: International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology

Year: 2013

Volume: 103

Issue: 2

Pages: 367-373

Print publication date: 01/02/2013

ISSN (print): 0003-6072

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Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s10482-012-9816-x


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Funder referenceFunder name
Leverhulme Trust
31100003National Science Foundation of China