A Gram-positive, rod-shaped, motile, spore-forming bacterium, strain SA-7-6, was isolated from desert soil in China and was subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic study. The strain grew optimally at pH 7.5 and 37 °C. The G+C content of the genomic DNA of strain SA-7-6 was 53.7 mol%. The predominant menaquinone was MK-7. The major cellular fatty acid was anteiso-C. Strain SA-7-6 contained -diaminopimelic acid in the cell-wall peptidoglycan. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that the new isolate shared highest similarity with JCM 11221 (96.6 %) and KCTC 3745 (96.6 %). Based on morphological, physiological, chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic characteristics, strain SA-7-6 is considered to represent a novel species of the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is SA-7-6 (=CCTCC AB 206108=DSM 19409).


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