A Gram-positive, rod-shaped, non-spore-forming bacterium (Gsoil 1124) was isolated from soil of a ginseng field of Pocheon province in South Korea, and was characterized in order to determine its taxonomic position. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity, strain Gsoil 1124 was shown to belong to the family and related to (98.2 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity), (98.1 %), (97.7 %) and (97.5 %). The sequence similarity with any other species with validly published names within the genus was less than 94.5 %. Strain Gsoil 1124 was characterized chemotaxonomically as having -2,6-diaminopimelic acid in the cell-wall peptidoglycan, MK-8(H) as the predominant menaquinone and iso-C, C, C, and C 9 as the major fatty acids. The G+C content of the genomic DNA was 70.2 mol%. The chemotaxonomic properties and phenotypic characteristics supported the affiliation of strain Gsoil 1124 to the genus . The results of physiological and biochemical tests, and the low level of DNA–DNA relatedness allowed genotypic differentiation of strain Gsoil 1124 from recognized species. Therefore, strain Gsoil 1124 is considered to represent a novel species, for which the name sp. nov. is proposed, with the type strain Gsoil 1124 (=KCTC 19135=CCUG 52478=DSM 17921).


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