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Abstract

Three yellow-pigmented strains associated with rice plants were characterized by using a polyphasic approach. The nitrogen-fixing abilities of these strains were confirmed by acetylene reduction assay and gene detection. The three strains were found to be very closely related, with 99·9 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity and greater than 70 % DNA–DNA hybridization values, suggesting that the three strains represent a single species. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that the strains were closely related to , with 99·5 % similarity. The chemotaxonomic characteristics (G+C content of the DNA of 68·0 mol%, ubiquinone Q-10 system, 2-OH as the only hydroxy fatty acid and homospermidine as the sole polyamine) were similar to those of members of the genus . Based on DNA–DNA hybridization values and physiological characteristics, the three novel strains could be differentiated from other recognized species of the genus . The name sp. nov. is proposed to accommodate these bacterial strains; the type strain is Y39 (=NBRC 15497=IAM 15283=CCTCC AB205007).

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