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Abstract

Strain Sd/3 (=MTCC 4374=DSM 15820), an arsenic-resistant bacterium, was isolated from a sand sample obtained from an arsenic-contaminated aquifer in Chakdah district in West Bengal, India (23° 3′ N 88° 35′ E). The bacterium was Gram-positive, rod-shaped, non-motile, endospore-forming and yellowish-orange pigmented. It possessed all the characteristics that conform to the genus , such as it had A murein type (-orn--Asp) peptidoglycan variant, MK-7 as the major menaquinone and iso-C15 : 0 and anteiso-C15 : 0 as the major fatty acids. Based on its chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic characteristics, strain Sd/3 was identified as a species of the genus . It exhibited maximum similarity (95 %) at the 16S rRNA gene level with ; however, DNA–DNA similarity with was 60·7 %. Strain Sd/3 also exhibited a number of phenotypic differences from (DSM 6307). These data suggest that Sd/3 represents a novel species of the genus . The name sp. nov. is proposed.

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