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Reclassification of Amycolatopsis rugosa Lechevalier et al. 1986 as Prauserella rugosa gen. nov., comb. nov.

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Michael Goodfellow


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An almost complete sequence of the 16S rDNA of the type strain of Amycolatopsis rugosa was determined following direct sequencing of the amplified gene. The sequence was aligned with those of representatives of the family Pseudonocardiaceae and related actinomycetes and phylogenetic trees were inferred by using three tree-making algorithms. The organism formed a distinct clade within the evolutionary radiation occupied by the family Pseudonocardiaceae. It was also readily distinguished from all of the validly described genera classified in this taxon by using a combination of chemical and morphological markers. On the basis of these genotypic and phenotypic differences, the name Prauserella gen. nov. is proposed for a new genus containing the previously misclassified Amycolatopsis rugosa. The type strain of Prauserella rugosa is DSM 43194(T) (= ATCC 43014(T) = NCIMB 8926(T)).

Publication metadata

Author(s): Kim SB, Goodfellow M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology

Year: 1999

Volume: 49

Issue: 2

Pages: 507-512

Print publication date: 01/04/1999

ISSN (print): 0020-7713

Publisher: Society for General Microbiology


DOI: 10.1099/00207713-49-2-507

PubMed id: 10319471

Notes: Journal now called 'International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology'


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