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Nine unidentified Gram-positive, lipophilic corynebacteria were isolated from clinical and food samples and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic analysis. The bacteria were distinguished from species with validly published names by biochemical tests, fatty acid content and whole-cell protein analysis. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis demonstrated unambiguously that the nine strains were related phylogenetically to the species ‘’ and represented a distinct subline within the genus . On the basis of both phenotypic and phylogenetic evidence, the formal description of sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain of is Medalle X (=LDC-20=CIP 107291=CCUG 45418=ATCC 35529).

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