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Abstract

Three strains of coryneform rods isolated from clinical samples and one of environmental origin exhibited phenotypic and chemotaxonomic properties characteristic of the genus and their 16S rRNA gene sequences were closely related (98·5–99·0 %) to that of . However, DNA–DNA hybridization of one strain (CF87) showed only 59·6 % relatedness to the type strain of , DSM 10718, and 75–82 % relatedness to the three other strains. The four strains could be differentiated from by cellular fatty acid composition and some phenotypic characteristics. These findings suggest that the four strains belong to a novel species, for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain of is CF87 (=DSM 15022=CCUG 46604).

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