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Actinospica durhamensis sp. nov., isolated from a spruce forest soil

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Patrycja Golinska, Professor Michael Goodfellow



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Seven acidophilic actinobacteria isolated from humus and mineral layers of a spruce forest soil were examined using a polyphasic approach. Chemotaxonomic properties of the isolates were found to be consistent with their classification in the genus Actinospica. The strains formed a distinct phyletic line in the Actinospica 16S rRNA gene tree being most closely related to Actinospica robiniae DSM 44927(T) (98.7-99.3 % similarity). DNA:DNA relatedness between isolate CSCA57(T) and the type strain of A. robiniae was found to be low at 40.8 (+/- 6.6) %. The isolates were shown to have many phenotypic properties in common and were distinguished readily from the type strains of Actinospica acidiphila and A. robiniae using a range of phenotypic features. On the basis of these data the seven isolates were considered to represent a new species for which the name Actinospica durhamensis sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain of the species is CSCA 57(T) (=DSM 46820(T) = NCIMB 14953(T)).

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Author(s): Golinska P, Zucchi TD, Silva L, Dahm H, Goodfellow M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Year: 2015

Volume: 108

Issue: 2

Pages: 435-442

Print publication date: 01/08/2015

Online publication date: 31/05/2015

Acceptance date: 26/05/2015

Date deposited: 05/05/2016

ISSN (print): 0003-6072

ISSN (electronic): 1572-9699

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s10482-015-0496-1


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2013/08/W/NZ8/00701Polish National Science Centre
POKL.04.01.01-00-081/10Nicolaus Copernicus University (Torun, Poland)