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Abstract

A novel marine actinomycete, designated strain KST3-3, which was isolated from a sediment sample of the coast of Jeju, Korea, was subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic characterization. The organism was characterized morphologically by the formation of motile, coccoid cells. A phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequence comparisons showed that the organism was related to the genera and , and members of the suborder , and occupied the deepest branch outside a taxon encompassing members of the genus . The organism showed relatively low levels of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity to members of the genera (93.0–93.4 %) and (93.1–93.8 %). The morphological and chemotaxonomic characteristics, albeit with a slightly higher level of sequence similarity to members of the genus , supported its classification within the genus . On the basis of the polyphasic data presented, it was evident that the organism should be assigned to a novel species of the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is strain KST3-3 (=KCCM 42250=NRRL B-24439).

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