A polyphasic taxonomic approach was used to study strain 12116, which was isolated from desert sand in Xinjiang, China. Cells of the isolate were Gram-negative, non-motile, rod-shaped and aerobic. MK-7 was the predominant respiratory menaquinone. The DNA G+C content was 46.3 mol%. A phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that the isolate was most closely related to the members of the genus , with similarities ranging from 94.7 to 96.6 %. Therefore, on the basis of genotypic and phenotypic data, strain 12116 represents a novel species of the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is 12116 (=CCTCC AB 207176 =NRRL B-51268).


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