In a previous investigation of the laboratory identification of clinical strains of the genus , several isolates were found to be atypical. In this study, we further examined these strains by using both phenotypic and genotypic methods. Based on our findings, we describe the following three new species of the genus from human clinical specimens: , whose type strain is DSM 10020 (isolated from a sacral sore); , whose type strain is DSM 10022 (isolated from a leg ulcer); and , whose type strain is NCTC 9810 (isolated from nasal flora). An analysis of their 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that all three species are related to cluster XIII, which includes most species of the genus . The phenotypic characteristics of the new species are described.


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