, the producer of bongkrekic acid and toxoflavin, has been described previously by us (N.-X. Zhao, M.-S. Ma, Y.-P. Zhang, and D.-C. Xu, Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 40:452-455,1990) in terms of more than 180 phenotypic traits, G+C content, and DNA relatedness. The bacterium conformed to section II of the genus . Here, its partial 16S rRNA gene sequence was compared with those of spp., and the results verified that is a species. On the basis of the phenotypic and genetic characteristics, is transferred to the genus as comb. nov.


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