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Saccharothrix tamanrassetensis sp. nov., an actinomycete isolated from Saharan soil

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Hans-Peter Klenk


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Actinomycete strain SA198T, isolated from a Saharan soil sample of Algeria, was characterized taxonomically by using a polyphasic approach. Chemotaxonomic and morphological characteristics observed suggested that it was a member of the genus Saccharothrix. The 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis confirmed that strain SA198T was a member of the genus Saccharothrix and showed a similarity level ranging between 97.5 and 98.9% within Saccharothrix species, S. australiensis being the most closely related. However, DNA-DNA hybridization values between strain SA181T and its closest phylogenetic neighbours, the type strains of Saccharothrix australiensis, S. xinjiangensis, S. algeriensis and S. espanaensis, were clearly below the 70% threshold. Based upon genotypic and phenotypic differences to other members of the genus, a novel species, Saccharothrix tamanrassetensis sp. nov., is proposed, with SA198T (=DSM 45947T =CECT 8640T) as the type strain.

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Author(s): Klenk HP; Doubetra D; Zitouni A; Bouras N; Schumann P; Sproer C; Sabaou N

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Year: 2015

Online publication date: 09/02/2015

Acceptance date: 03/02/2015

ISSN (print): 1466-5026

ISSN (electronic): 1466-5034

Publisher: Society for General Microbiology


DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.000104


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