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Nocardia kroppenstedtii sp nov., an actinomycete isolated from a lung transplant patient with a pulmonary infection

Lookup NU author(s): Amanda Jones, Professor Andrew FisherORCiD, Dr Rahul Mahida, Dr John Perry, Ros Brown, Professor Michael Goodfellow


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A novel actinomycete, strain N1286(T), isolated from a lung transplant patient with a pulmonary infection, was provisionally assigned to the genus Nocardia. The strain had chemotaxonomic and morphological properties typical of members of the genus Nocardia and formed a distinct phyletic line in the Nocardia 16S rRNA gene tree. Isolate N1286(T) was most closely related to Nocardia farcinica DSM 43665(T) (99.8 To gene sequence similarity) but could be distinguished from the latter by the low level of DNA-DNA relatedness. These strains were also distinguishable on the basis of a broad range of phenotypic properties. It is concluded that strain N1286(T) represents a novel species of the genus Nocardia for which the name Nocardia kroppenstedtii sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is N1286(T) (=DSM 45810(T)=NCTC 13617(T)).

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Author(s): Jones AL, Fisher AJ, Mahida R, Gould K, Perry JD, Hannan MM, Judge EP, Brown R, Boagey K, Goodfellow M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Year: 2014

Volume: 64

Pages: 751-754

Print publication date: 01/03/2014

Online publication date: 06/11/2013

ISSN (print): 1466-5026

ISSN (electronic): 1466-5034

Publisher: Society for General Microbiology


DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.048330-0


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