A -like bacterium, strain KMM 3893, was isolated from a marine sandy sediment collected close to shore from the Sea of Japan and subjected to a phenotypic and phylogenetic study. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis confirmed the novel strain's assignment to the genus Strain KMM 3893 constituted a separate phyletic line in the genus , sharing <97 % sequence similarity with respect to other recognized species. Chemotaxonomically, strain KMM 3893 contained the predominant fatty acids C 7, C 7 and C and had a DNA G+C content of 50.0 mol%. On the basis of the phylogenetic analysis and physiological and biochemical characterization, strain KMM 3893 represents a novel species of the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is KMM 3893 (=NRIC 0752 =JCM 15737).


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