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Abstract

A novel thermophilic bacterium, strain K14, capable of degrading poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) as well as copolymers containing 3-hydroxybutyrate and 3-mercaptopropionate linked by thioester bonds, was isolated. 16S rDNA sequence analysis showed that strain DhA-71, a dehydroabietic acid-degrading bacterium, was the nearest phylogenetic neighbour and that both strains should be placed as members of a newly created genus, gen. nov., in the subgroup of the -. Strain K14 (=LMG 21644=DSM 15344) is proposed as the type strain of gen. nov., sp. nov. Its phylogenetic, morphological, biochemical and chemotaxonomic characteristics are described in detail.

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