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The 16S rRNA gene sequence of '' NBRC 13850 shows 99.7 % similarity to that of DSM 41855; however, it shows <96.1 % similarity to any other type strains, including spp. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences clearly suggests that '' belongs to the genus rather than to . The strain possesses ll-diaminopimelic acid in the cell wall. The major menaquinone observed is MK-9(H), and MK-9(H) and MK-9(H) are minor components. The major polar lipids are diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylinositol. In this study, the whole genome of strain NBRC 13850 was sequenced, and digital DNA-DNA hybridisation between '' NBRC 13850 and DSM 41855 demonstrated 31.2 % of relatedness value between the two genomes. Morphological, chemotaxonomic, biochemical and physiological data also revealed that '' can be easily differentiated from (the only the valid species of the genus ) and that it merits separate species status. This phenotypic and genetic evidence reveals that '' represents a novel species of the genus ; the name sp. nov. is proposed for this species. The type strain is NBRC 13850 (=ATCC 29817=MB 891-A1). We also emended the description of the genus considering the feature of .
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Name: International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology
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