Strain 10-1-101, isolated from a sand sample collected from the desert of Xinjiang, China, was a Gram-negative, aerobic, motile, rod-shaped bacterium. Colonies grown on 0.1× trypticase soy broth agar were circular, convex and light-pink-coloured. The major cellular fatty acids of the novel strain were C 7 (72.71 %) and C (7.05 %). The DNA GC content of strain 10-1-101was 68.8 mol% and Q-10 was the major respiratory quinone. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that strain 10-1-101 was related to type strains of the genus , with sequence similarity values of 94.07 % with DSM 18479 and 92.74 % with DSM 9527. On the basis of genotypic, phenotypic and phylogenetic data, this new strain represents a novel species of the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is 10-1-101 (=CCTCC AB 207153=NRRL B-51273).


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