Streptomyces deserti sp. nov., isolated from hyper-arid Atacama Desert soil

Santhanam, Rakesh and Okoro, Chinyere K. and Rong, Xiaoying and Huang, Ying and Bull, Alan T. and Andrews, Barbara A. and Asenjo, Juan A. and Weon, Hang-Yeon and Goodfellow, Michael (2012) Streptomyces deserti sp. nov., isolated from hyper-arid Atacama Desert soil. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, 101 (3). pp. 575-581. ISSN 0003-6072. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Actinomycetes – Streptomyces – Atacama Desert
Subjects: Q Science
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: 22 Apr 2014 11:43
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