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Abstract

A non-lipophilic coryneform bacterium, strain 3105, was isolated from various tissues of a ferret with lethal sepsis. The strain was characterized by phenotypic and chemotaxonomic methods, which suggested an assignment of the isolate to the genus . Strain 3105 exhibited the following peculiar features that made it possible to differentiate it phenotypically from all other corynebacteria: its distinctive ‘humid cellar’-like odour, strong adherence to agar and a greenish-beige pigment. Strain 3105 exhibited more than 2.8 % 16S rRNA gene sequence divergence from its closest phylogenetic neighbour, NCTC 3450 (97.12 % sequence similarity). Analysis of the highly variable region within the gene sequence showed that strain 3105 exhibited more than 14 % divergence from its closest phylogenetic relative, again . Based on the data presented, it is proposed that the ferret isolate should be classified within a novel species, sp. nov. (type strain 3105 =CCUG 57279 =DSM 45274).

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