Santhanam, R. and Okoro, C.K. and Rong, X. and Huang, Y. and Bull, A.T. and Andrews, Barbara A. and Asenjo, J.A. and Weon, H-Y. and Goodfellow, M. (2012) Streptomyces deserti sp. nov., isolated from hyper-arid Atacama Desert soil. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 101 (3). pp. 575-581. ISSN 0003-6072.
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The taxonomic position of a Streptomyces strain isolated from a hyper-arid desert soil was established using a polyphasic approach. The organism had chemical and morphological properties typical of the genus Streptomyces and formed a phyletic line at the periphery of the Streptomyces coeruleorubidus subcluster in the 16S rRNA gene tree. DNA:DNA relatedness values between the isolate and its nearest phylogenetic neighbours, Streptomyces lomondensis NRRL 3252T and Streptomyces lusitanus NRRL B-12501T were 42.5 (±0.48)% and 25.0 (±1.78)%, respectively. The isolate was readily distinguished from these organisms using a combination of morphological and phenotypic properties. On the basis of these results, it is proposed that isolate C63T (CGMCC 4.6997T, = KACC 15425T) be classified as the type strain of Streptomyces deserti sp. nov.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||Actinomycetes – Streptomyces – Atacama Desert|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences > Biomedical Research Group|
|Depositing User:||Sue Davies|
|Date Deposited:||06 Mar 2012 14:55|
|Last Modified:||11 Jun 2012 14:53|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28997 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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