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Abstract

Two Gram-positive, rod-shaped, spore-forming and moderately halophilic bacteria (strains 28-1, 28-4), isolated from a soil sample from a neutral salt lake in Xin-Jiang, China, were characterized polyphasically. On the basis of (ungapped) analyses of 16S rRNA gene sequences, strains 28-1 and 28-4 were shown to belong to the and to be closely related to DSM 13259 (97·0 %) and DSM 5271 (95·7 %). 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity with other recognized species was not more than 94·1 %. Phylogenetic, chemotaxonomic, physiological and biochemical data supported the differentiation of these novel strains from and . Therefore these two previously unidentified strains are considered to represent a new genus and species, for which the name gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is 28-1 (=AS 1.3442=NBRC 100370).

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