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Pseudonocardia nigra sp. nov., isolated from Atacama Desert rock

Trujillo, Martha E., Idris, Hamidah, Riesco, Raúl, Nouioui, Imen, Igual, José M., Bull, Alan T., Goodfellow, Michael (2017) Pseudonocardia nigra sp. nov., isolated from Atacama Desert rock. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, . ISSN 1466-5026. E-ISSN 1466-5034. (doi:10.1099/ijsem.0.002063) (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) (KAR id:62904)

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Abstract

Eleven actinobacterial strains were isolated from a rock sample collected in the Atacama Desert. Molecular typing by BOX-PCR divided the strains into three clusters and showed that, although very similar, they were not clones. Three strains, ATK01, ATK03T and ATK17, each representing one of the defined BOX clusters, were chosen for further characterization. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that the strains were related to the genus Pseudonocardia and were recovered in a cluster together with Pseudonocardia bannensis YIM 63101T and Pseudonocardia xinjiangensis AS 4.1538T. Chemotaxonomic analyses confirmed their affiliation to the genus Pseudonocardia but differences were found between the new strains and their closest phylogenetic relatives. Physiological and fatty acid analyses also revealed differences between these strains and their phylogenetic neighbours supporting their status as a distinct species. Based on the overall data, it is proposed that strains ATK01, ATK03T and ATK17 represent a novel species of the genus Pseudonocardia for which the name Pseudonocardia nigra sp. nov. is proposed (type strain ATK03T=DSM 104088T=CECT 9183T).

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002063
Uncontrolled keywords: actinobacteria, desert, Atacama, Pseudonocardia
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: Sue Davies
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2017 15:22 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62904 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bull, Alan T.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6223-7722
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