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Abstract

A moderately halophilic and alkaliphilic bacterium, designated strain BH2, was isolated from non-saline garden soil in Saitama, Japan. Cells of strain BH2 were motile, aerobic, rod-shaped and Gram-positive and contained A1, -diaminopimelic acid-type murein. Growth occurred in 5.0–25 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum, 10–15 %, w/v), at pH 5.5–10.0 (optimum, pH 8.5–9.0) and at 20–40 °C. The predominant isoprenoid quinone was menaquinone-7. The major cellular fatty acids were ai-C, i-C, ai-C and i-C. The G+C content of the total DNA of strain BH2 was 35.1±0.4 mol% (±; =5). The phylogenetic distance from species with validly published names was less than 94.1 %. The phylogenetic and phenotypic characteristics indicated that strain BH2 represents a novel genus and species, for which the name gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is BH2 (=JCM 14192=DSM 18494).

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