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A halotolerant, round-endospore-forming, aerobic, Gram-positive bacterium, designated BH724, was isolated from a solar saltern at Taean in Korea. Cells of this strain were rod-shaped and found to be non-motile. Strain BH724 grew at salinities of 0–10 % (w/v) NaCl with an optimum of 3 % (w/v) NaCl and at temperatures of 15–50 °C with an optimum of 40 °C. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain BH724 belonged to the genus and that TF-12, TF-11 and JCM 11124 were its closest neighbours, sharing 97.3, 97.2 and 97.0 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity, respectively. The genomic DNA G+C content was 39 mol% and the predominant menaquinone was MK-7. Its major cellular fatty acids were anteiso-C, iso-C, iso-C and iso-C. The peptidoglycan type was A1, linked directly through -lysine. On the basis of morphological, chemotaxonomic, physiological and phylogenetic properties, strain BH724 represents a novel species of the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is BH724 (=KCTC 3913=DSM 16464).

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