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Abstract

A spore-forming, halophilic bacterium, designated strain BH163, was isolated from a salt lake in China. Cells were motile, strictly aerobic rods that contained type A1 peptidoglycan with -diaminopimelic acid as the diagnostic diamino acid. The isolate showed Gram- and catalase-positive reactions and formed a terminal endospore with a swollen sporangium. The major cellular fatty acids were anteiso-C, iso-C, anteiso-C and iso-C. The genomic DNA G+C content of the strain was 41·0 mol%. Comparative analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain BH163 formed a distinct line within the phyletic group classically defined as the genus and was most closely related to the taxa [] DSM 5271 and DSM 13259, with 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities of 95·9 and 94·5 %, respectively. On the basis of physiological and molecular properties, it is proposed that [] DSM 5271 is reclassified in the new genus as gen. nov., comb. nov. Strain BH163 (=KCTC 3916=DSM 16460) was assigned as the type strain of the novel species .

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