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Amycolatopsis vastitatis sp. nov., an isolate from a high altitude subsurface soil on Cerro Chajnantor, northern Chile

Idris, Hamidah, Nouioui, Imen, Pathom-aree, Wasu, Castro, Jean Franco, Bull, Alan T., Andrews, Barbara A., Asenjo, Juan A., Goodfellow, Michael (2018) Amycolatopsis vastitatis sp. nov., an isolate from a high altitude subsurface soil on Cerro Chajnantor, northern Chile. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 111 (9). pp. 1523-1533. ISSN 0003-6072. E-ISSN 1572-9699. (doi:10.1007/s10482-018-1039-3) (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:66139)

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Abstract

The taxonomic position of a novel Amycolatopsis strain isolated from a high altitude Atacama Desert subsurface soil was established using a polyphasic approach. The strain, isolate H5T, was shown to have chemical properties typical of members of the genus Amycolatopsis such as meso-diaminopimelic acid as the diamino acid in the cell wall peptidoglycan, arabinose and galactose as diagnostic sugars and MK-9(H4) as the predominant isoprenologue. It also has cultural and morphological properties consistent with its classification in the genus, notably the formation of branching substrate hyphae which fragment into rod-like elements. 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses showed that the strain is closely related to the type strain of Amycolatopsis mediterranei but could be distinguished from this and other related Amycolatopsis strains using a broad range of phenotypic properties. It was separated readily from the type strain of Amycolatopsis balhymycina, its near phylogenetic neighbour, based on multi-locus sequence data, by low average nucleotide identity (92.9%) and in silico DNA/DNA relatedness values (51.3%) calculated from draft genome assemblies. Consequently, the strain is considered to represent a novel species of Amycolatopsis for which the name Amycolatopsis vastitatis sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is H5T (= NCIMB 14970T = NRRL B-65279T).

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10482-018-1039-3
Uncontrolled keywords: Amycolatopsis vastitatis sp. nov., Atacama desert, High altitude ecosystems, Polyphasic taxonomy, Phylogeny
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: Sue Davies
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 11:10 UTC
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2019 14:41 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66139 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bull, Alan T.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6223-7722
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