Analysis of gene sequences, (GTG)-primed PCR fingerprinting and biochemical characteristics determined in the Biolog GEN III microtest system were used to differentiate an unnamed species from , the type and only named species in this genus. The inability to oxidize -galacturonic and -glucuronic acids and the ability to oxidize -serine, along with gene sequence analysis and (GTG)-PCR fingerprints, readily differentiated the unnamed taxon from the type species. Therefore, we propose to formally classify this unnamed taxon as sp. nov. with strain LMG 5890 ( = CCUG 46999), isolated from a leg wound in the USA in 1983, as the type strain.

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  • Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium)

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