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The taxonomic status of two actinomycetes isolated from the wall of a hypogean Roman catacomb was established based on a polyphasic investigation. The organisms were found to have chemical and morphological markers typical of members of the genus . They also shared a range of chemical, molecular and phenotypic markers which served to separate them from representatives of recognized species. The new isolates formed a branch in the 16S rRNA gene sequence tree with NRRL B-24435, but this association was not supported by a particularly high bootstrap value or by the product of the maximum-parsimony tree-making algorithm. The organisms were distinguished readily from closely related species based on a combination of phenotypic properties and from all strains by their characteristic menaquinone profiles, in which tetra-hydrogenated menaquinones with 11 isoprene units predominated. The combined genotypic and phenotypic data indicate that the isolates merit recognition as representing a novel species of the genus . The name proposed for this novel species is sp. nov., with type strain CSC17Ta-90 (=HKI 0330=DSM 44992=NRRL B-24473).

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