Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Amycolatopsis rhabdoformis sp. nov., an actinomycete isolated from a tropical forest soil

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Michael Goodfellow, Kanungrid Busarakam


Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.


Strain SB026(T) was isolated from Brazilian rainforest soil and its taxonomic position established using data from a polyphasic study. The organism showed a combination of chemotaxonomic and morphological features consistent with its classification in the genus Amycolatopsis and formed a branch in the Amycolatopsis 16S rRNA gene tree together with Amycolatopsis bullii NRRL B24847(T), Amycolatopsis plumensis NRRL B-24324(T), Amycolatopsis tolypomycina DSM 44544(T) and Amycolatopsis vancoresmycina NRRL B-24208(T). It was related most closely to A. bullii NRRL B-24847(T) (99.0% 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity), but was distinguished from this strain by a low level of DNA DNA relatedness (similar to 46 %) and discriminatory phenotypic properties. Based on the combined genotypic and phenotypic data, it is proposed that the isolate should be classified in the genus Amycolatopsis as representing a novel species, Amycolatopsis rhabdoformis sp. nov. The type strain is SB026(T) (=CBMAI 1694(T)=CMAA 1285(T)=NCIMB 14900(T)).

Publication metadata

Author(s): Souza WR, Silva RE, Goodfellow M, Busarakam K, Figueiro FS, Ferreira D, Rodrigues E, Moraes LAB, Zucchi TD

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Year: 2015

Volume: 65

Pages: 1786-1793

Print publication date: 01/06/2015

Online publication date: 01/06/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

ISSN (print): 1466-5026

ISSN (electronic): 1466-5034

Publisher: The Microbiology Society


DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.000176


Altmetrics provided by Altmetric


Funder referenceFunder name
Emeritus Fellowship
11/14333-6FAPESP (Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo)
12/01904-8FAPESP (Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo)
11/50243-1FAPESP (Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo)
12/03363-4FAPESP (Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo)
13/03972-3FAPESP (Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo)