An actinomycete strain, designated YIM 61435, was isolated from leaves of collected from a tropical rainforest in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, south-west China. The isolate produced aerial mycelium with long, curved to hooked spore chains. The chemotaxonomic characteristics of the isolate were consistent with its assignment to the genus . Phylogenetic analysis using 16S rRNA gene sequences also indicated that this strain should be classified in the genus ; however, it could be separated clearly from its closest neighbour, DSM 43919. Furthermore, a combination of DNA–DNA hybridization results and significant differences in morphological and physiological characteristics indicate that strain YIM 61435 represents a novel species of the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is YIM 61435 (=DSM 45200 =CCTCC AA 208017).


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Neighbour-joining tree based on nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequences showing the relationship between strain YIM 61435 and type strains of the genus . [PDF](55 KB)


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