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Amycolatopsis australiensis sp. nov., an actinomycete isolated from arid soils

Lookup NU author(s): Geok Yuan Annie Tan, Professor Michael Goodfellow


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The taxonomic position of a group of mesophilic actinomycetes isolated from arid Australian soils was determined using a polyphasic approach. The organisms shared chemical and morphological markers typical of members of the genus Amycolatopsis. They had identical 16S rRNA gene sequences and formed a distinct phyletic line in the Amycolatopsis mediterranei clade, being most closely related to A. mediterranei. In addition, they shared a range of phenotypic properties that distinguished them from representatives of all of the species classified in this clade. The combined genotypic and phenotypic data indicate that the strains merit species status within the genus Amycolatopsis. The name proposed for the novel species is Amycolatopsis australiensis sp. nov.; the type strain is GY048T (=DSM 44671T=NCIMB 14142T). © 2006 IUMS.

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Author(s): Tan GYA, Robinson S, Lacey E, Goodfellow M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Year: 2006

Volume: 56

Issue: 10

Pages: 2297-2301

ISSN (print): 1466-5026

ISSN (electronic): 1070-6259

Publisher: Society for General Microbiology


DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.64260-0


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