Six slightly halophilic, thermophilic bacterial strains were isolated from saline hot springs along the Bay of Naples, Italy. These strains produce bright yellow colonies and have a filamentous morphology and an optimum growth temperature of about 60°C. Lipid composition and 16S ribosomal DNA sequence analyses showed that these strains belong to the genus , a member of the cytophaga-flavobacter-bacteroides phylum. Growth was observed in medium containing 1 to 3% NaCl. The DNA G+C content was 50.9 mol%. DNA-DNA hybridization studies showed that these strains represent a new species of the genus We propose that strain NR-27 (T = type strain) and the other strains represent a new species, Strain NR-27 (= DSM 10300) is the type strain of this species.


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