Strain BZ92r was isolated from hydrocarbon-contaminated soil. Cells were Gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped and cold-adapted (growth at 1–25 °C). The major fatty acids were iso-C (25.6 %), iso-C 9 (24.9 %), iso-C (18.4 %) and iso-C 3-OH (16.2 %). The predominant ubiquinone was ubiquinone-8. The genomic DNA G+C content was 72.0 mol%. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that strain BZ92r was a member of the genus (94.5–95.2 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity). On the basis of phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic distinctiveness, strain BZ92r was considered to represent a novel species of the genus . The name sp. nov. is proposed, with BZ92r (=DSM 22344 =CGMCC 1.8985) as the type strain.


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