Strain BCRC 14193, isolated from soil, shared more than 99 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity with BCRC 11601 and BCRC 17467. This strain was previously identified as , based on DNA–DNA hybridization, but its DNA relatedness value with BCRC 17467 was 89 %. To investigate the relatedness of strain BCRC 14193, and , the partial sequence of the gene encoding the subunit B protein of DNA gyrase () was determined. BCRC 17467 shared high gene sequence similarity with BCRC 14193 (98.4 %) and all of the strains available (95.5–95.6 %). DNA–DNA hybridization experiments revealed high relatedness values between BCRC 17467 and BCRC 11601 (74 %) and the reference strains (74–89 %). Based on these data and the lack of phenotypic distinctive characteristics, we propose as a later heterotypic synonym of .


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