Reverse transcriptase sequencing of long regions of 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acids of and was performed to determine the relationship of these organisms to other mycolic acid-containing actinomycetes. These two species were highly related to each other (more than 99% sequence homology in a large stretch of 1,184 nucleotides) but were distinct from the genera , and . On the basis of our findings and previous findings we propose that and be reduced to a single species and reclassified in a new genus, . The type species is comb. nov.


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