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Nonomuraea aegyptia sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from a sand dune

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Wael Hozzein, Professor Michael Goodfellow


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The taxonomic position of an unknown actinomycete isolated from a sand dune soil sample collected at Borg El-Arab in Egypt was established using a combination of genotypic and phenotypic data. Isolate S136T had chemotaxonomic and morphological properties consistent with its classification in the genus Nonomuraea and formed a distinct phyletic line in the Nonomuraea 16S rRNA gene tree. It was most closely related to the type strains of Nonomuraea helvata, Nonomuraea kuesteri and Nonomuraea turkmeniaca, sharing 16S rRNA gene similarities with these species of 97.1, 97.2 and 97.3%, respectively. The organism was distinguished from representatives of validly described Nonomuraea species using a range of phenotypic properties. It is apparent that the isolate belongs to a novel Nonomuraea species. The name proposed for this taxon is Nonomuraea aegyptia sp. nov., the type strain is S136T (=CGMCC 4.2054T = DSM 45082T). © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007.

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Author(s): Hozzein WN, Goodfellow M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Year: 2007

Volume: 92

Issue: 2

Pages: 165-171

ISSN (print): 0003-6072

ISSN (electronic): 1572-9699

Publisher: Springer Netherlands


DOI: 10.1007/s10482-007-9145-7


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