The type strains of the species (DSM 19326) and (NF802) were compared in order to clarify the taxonomic relationship of the two species. The 16S rRNA gene sequences of the two strains shared 99.9 % identity. DNA–DNA pairing studies between the two strains showed 100 % (reciprocal, 76.0 %) relatedness. Phenotypic data, including fatty acid patterns and substrate utilization profiles, showed no pronounced differences between the type strains of the two species. On the basis of these results, we propose the reclassification of Campbell 2008 as a later heterotypic synonym of Vaneechoutte 2007 .


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