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Agrococcus casei sp. nov., isolated from the surfaces of smear-ripened cheeses

Lookup NU author(s): Nagamani Bora, Emeritus Professor Alan Ward, Professor Michael Goodfellow


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Seven Gram-positive, coryneform bacteria with virtually identical whole-organism protein patterns were isolated from the surface of smear-ripened cheeses. Representatives of these strains were the subject of a polyphasic study designed to establish their taxonomic status. The organisms formed a distinct branch in the Microbacteriaceae 16S rRNA gene tree and were most closely related to members of the genus Agrococcus, sharing sequence similarities of 95.4-98.7%. The chemotaxonomic profiles of the strains were consistent with their classification in the genus Agrococcus. The combined genotypic and phenotypic data show that the isolates should be classified in the genus Agrococcus as representatives of a novel species. The name Agrococcus casei, sp. nov. is proposed for this taxon. Isolate R-17892t2T (= DSM 18061T=LMG 22410T) is the type strain of Agrococcus casei sp. nov. © 2007 IUMS.

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Author(s): Bora N, Vancanneyt M, Gelsomino R, Swings J, Brennan N, Cogan TM, Larpin S, Desmasures N, Lechner FE, Kroppenstedt RM, Ward AC, Goodfellow M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Year: 2007

Volume: 57

Issue: 1

Pages: 92-97

Print publication date: 01/01/2007

ISSN (print): 1466-5026

ISSN (electronic): 1070-6259

Publisher: Society for General Microbiology


DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.64270-0

PubMed id: 17220448


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