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Abstract

Two Gram-positive bacterial strains, LMG 24284 and LMG 24285, were isolated from different spontaneous cocoa bean heap fermentations in Ghana. Analysis of their 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that they were members of the and species groups, respectively. DNA–DNA hybridization experiments with their nearest phylogenetic neighbours demonstrated that both strains represented novel species that could be differentiated from their nearest neighbours by sequence analysis, whole-cell protein electrophoresis, fluorescent amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis and biochemical characterization. Therefore, two novel species are proposed, sp. nov. (type strain LMG 24284 =DSM 21115) and sp. nov. (type strain LMG 24285 =DSM 21116).

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