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Streptomyces thermocoprophilus sp. nov., a cellulase-free endo-xylanase- producing streptomycete

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Michael Goodfellow


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The taxonomic position of a thermophilic actinomycete strain isolated from poultry faeces was examined using a polyphasic approach. The isolate, designated B19(T), was assigned to the genus Streptomyces on the basis of chemotaxonomic and morphological criteria. An almost complete 16S rRNA gene (rDNA) sequence obtained for the test strain was compared with those of representative streptomycetes, notably thermophilic streptomycetes. 16S rDNA sequence data not only supported the assignment of the strain to the genus Streptomyces but also showed that the isolate formed a distinct phyletic line within the evolutionary branch composed of Streptomyces thermodiastaticus and related species. The strain was distinguished from related validly described Streptomyces species by a number of phenotypic properties. It is, therefore, proposed that strain B19(T) be classified in the genus Streptomyces as Streptomyces thermocoprophilus sp. nov.

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Author(s): Kim B, Al-Tai AM, Kim SB, Somasundaram P, Goodfellow M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Year: 2000

Volume: 50

Issue: 2

Pages: 505-509

ISSN (print): 1466-5026

ISSN (electronic): 1466-5034

Publisher: Society for General Microbiology


DOI: 10.1099/00207713-50-2-505

PubMed id: 10758853


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