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Comparative analysis of 16S rDNA sequences revealed a close phylogenetic relationship (99·6 % similarity) between Behrendt . 2002 and Evtushenko . 2001 . The two species were found to share genus-specific chemotaxonomic characteristics such as the occurrence of -ornithine and -2,4-diaminobutyric acid in the peptidoglycan and the profile of cellular fatty acids and 1,1-dimethoxy-alkanes. DNA–DNA relatedness of only 47·8 % and differences in phenotypic features such as the menaquinone profile and oxidase and Voges–Proskauer reactions confirmed the distinct species status of and . On the basis of the data from phylogenetic and phenotypic analyses, the reclassification of as comb. nov. is proposed. As a result of this reclassification, the two genera are coherent, in that the cell wall composition and 1,1-dimethoxy-alkane spectrum are significant genus-specific characteristics.

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