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sp. strain SMA, isolated in Poland from white satin moth larvae, L. (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae), was serologically distinct from other species, groups or subgroups. Dark-field microscopy of the cells revealed the classical helical shape and subsequent transmission electron microscopy revealed cells surrounded by only a single cell membrane (lacking a cell wall). Growth of strain SMA occurred in M1D medium at 30 °C. Strain SMA catabolized both glucose and arginine, but did not hydrolyse urea. The G+C content of the DNA was 24±1 mol% as determined by melting temperature analysis. Serological analysis revealed a very weak cross-reactivity (positive reaction only up to a 1 : 80 dilution) with two strains, 277F ( sp. group I-4) and LB-12 ( sp. group I-5). Strain SMA (=ATCC BAA-521=NBRC 100392) is designated the type strain of a novel species, sp. nov. (class : order : family ).

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