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An obligately anaerobic, xylanolytic, extremely thermophilic bacterium, strain JW/HY-331, was isolated from sheep faeces collected from a farm at the University of Georgia, USA. Cells of strain JW/HY-331 stained Gram-positive and were catalase-negative, non-motile rods. Single terminal endospores (0.4–0.6 μm in diameter) swelled the mother cell. Growth ranges were 44–77 °C (optimum 70 °C at pH 7.2) and pH 5.9–8.6 (optimum 7.2 at 70 °C). Salt tolerance was 0–2.0 % (w/v) NaCl. No growth was observed at or below 42 °C or at or above 79 °C or at pH 5.7 and below or 8.9 and above. In the presence of 0.3 % yeast extract and 0.1 % tryptone, strain JW/HY-331 utilized xylose, glucose, galactose, cellobiose, raffinose and xylan as carbon and energy sources, but not dextran, soluble potato starch, CM-cellulose, cellulose powder, casein or Casamino acids. Fermentation products from glucose were lactate, acetate, ethanol, CO and H. The G+C content of the genomic DNA was 45.4 mol% (HPLC). Major cellular fatty acids were iso-C, iso-C and anteiso-C. No respiratory quinones were detected. The cell-wall structure was a single layer (Gram-type positive) of the peptidoglycan type A1; the cell-wall sugars were galactose and mannose. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, ‘’ HKU16 (85.4 % similarity), ATCC 43204 (84.2 %) and MV1087 (83.4 %) were the closest relatives, but they were only distantly related to strain JW/HY-331. On the basis of physiological, chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic data, isolate JW/HY-331 (=DSM 21659 =ATCC BAA-1711) is proposed as the type strain of gen. nov., sp. nov., placed in fam. nov. within the order of the phylum .

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