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Nocardia cerradoensis sp. nov., a novel isolate from Cerrado soil in Brazil

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Luis Maldonado, Professor Michael Goodfellow


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An isolate from Cerrado soil, provisionally assigned to the genus Nocardia, was shown to have chemical and morphological properties typical of nocardiae. The strain formed a distinct monophyletic clade in the 16S rDNA tree together with Nocardia africana, Nocardia vaccinii and Nocardia veterana, and showed a unique combination of phenotypic properties that distinguished it from representatives of all recognized species of Nocardia. DNA-DNA relatedness studies indicated that the isolate belongs to a genomic species that is readily distinguished from its nearest neighbours, the type strains of N. africana and N. veterana. The organism is considered to merit species status, and it is proposed that it be designated Nocardia cerradoensis sp. nov., with strain y9T (=CCT 5601T =DSM 44546T) as the type strain.

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Author(s): Albuquerque de Barros EVS, Manfio GP, Maitan VR, Mendes Bataus LA, Kim SB, Maldonado LA, Goodfellow M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Year: 2003

Volume: 53

Issue: 1

Pages: 29-33

Print publication date: 01/01/2003

ISSN (print): 1466-5026

ISSN (electronic): 1070-6259

Publisher: Society for General Microbiology


DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.02020-0

PubMed id: 12656148


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