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A Gram-positive, spore-forming and moderately halophilic bacterium, strain BH139, was isolated from saline sediment of Xinjiang Province, China. Cells of strain BH139 were motile, flagellated rods. The organism grew optimally at 30–35 °C in the presence 12–14 % (w/v) NaCl. The major fatty acids were branched saturated fatty acids such as iso-C, anteiso-C, iso-C, iso-C and anteiso-C. The G+C content of the genomic DNA was about 43 mol% and the predominant isoprenoid quinone was MK-7. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses showed that strain BH139 was most closely related to KCCM 41560 (96·9 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity) and formed a distinct phyletic line from that species. On the basis of physiological and molecular properties, the isolate represents a novel species within the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is BH139 (=KCTC 3911=DSM 16459).

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