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A buff-yellow-pigmented bacterium, strain K22-20, which was isolated from a cold desert of the Indian Himalayas, was subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic study. Phenotypic and chemical properties of strain K22-20 were consistent with its classification in the genus . The major fatty acids of the strain were iso-C 9 (-15-methyl 7-hexadecenoic acid), iso-C (13-methyl tetradecanoic acid), iso-C (14-methyl pentadecanoic acid) and iso-C (15-methyl hexadecanoic acid). The G+C content of the genomic DNA was 71 mol%. According to 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, strain K22-20 was closely related to HKI 0124 (97.7 %). However, genomic relatedness between strain K22-20 and MTCC 6406, as revealed by DNA–DNA hybridization, was 64.5 %. Based on the polyphasic data, strain K22-20 (=MTCC 6545=DSM 17687=JCM 12763) represents a novel species of the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed.

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