A nonylphenol-assimilating bacterium isolated at a sewage-treatment plant in Tokyo was studied phenotypically, genotypically and phylogenetically. Analysis of the 16S rDNA sequence, the G+C content of the DNA (63 mol%) and the isoprenoid quinone composition, as well as the presence of sphingoglycolipid and the whole-cell fatty acid profile, revealed that the isolate is a member of the genus Sphingomonas. However, the sequence similarity of the 16S rDNA with that of known Sphingomonas spp. was found to be at most 96%, implying that the isolate is distinctive. Furthermore, the results of DNA-DNA hybridization experiments and its physiological characteristics clearly indicated that the isolate represents a new Sphingomonas species, for which the name Sphingomonas cloacae is proposed; strain S-3T (= JCM 10874T = IAM 14885) is the type strain.


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