Skip to main content
Kent Academic Repository

Nocardiopsis deserti sp. nov., isolated from a high altitude Atacama Desert soil

Asem, Mipeshwaree Devi, Salam, Nimaichand, Idris, Hamidah, Zhang, Xiao-Tong, Bull, Alan T., Li, Wen-Jun, Goodfellow, Michael (2020) Nocardiopsis deserti sp. nov., isolated from a high altitude Atacama Desert soil. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, . ISSN 1466-5026. E-ISSN 1466-5034. (doi:10.1099/ijsem.0.004158) (KAR id:81008)


The taxonomic status of a Nocardiopsis strain, designated H13T, isolated from a high altitude Atacama Desert soil, was established by using a polyphasic approach. The strain was found to have chemotaxonomic, cultural and morphological characteristics consistent with its classification within the genus Nocardiopsis and formed a well-supported clade in the Nocardiopsis phylogenomic tree together with the type strains of Nocardiopsis alborubida, Nocardiopsis dassonvillei and Nocardiopsis synnematoformans. Strain H13T was distinguished from its closest relatives by low average nucleotide identity (93.2–94.9 %) and in silico DNA–DNA hybridization (52.5–62.4 %) values calculated from draft genome assemblies and by a range of phenotypic properties. On the basis of these results, it is proposed that the isolate be assigned to the genus Nocardiopsis as Nocardiopsis deserti sp. nov. with isolate H13T (=CGMCC 4.7585T=KCTC 49249T) as the type strain

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004158
Uncontrolled keywords: Nocardiopsis deserti sp. nov, polyphasic taxonomy, genomics, Atacama desert
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Biosciences
Depositing User: Susan Davies
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 09:37 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2022 23:56 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

University of Kent Author Information

  • Depositors only (login required):

Total unique views for this document in KAR since July 2020. For more details click on the image.