A Gram-positive and catalase-negative coccus that formed chains, designated strain FP48-3, isolated from fermented sausage (‘mum’), was studied systematically. Strain FP48-3 was facultatively anaerobic and produced -lactic acid from glucose. Straight-chain fatty acids C and C were the dominant components. The DNA G+C content of strain FP48-3 was 37.9 mol%. On the basis of 16S rRNA and RNA polymerase -subunit () gene sequence analysis, strain FP48-3 was closely related to LMG 6399, LMG 10746 and LMG 11423, with 99.3–99.6 and 95.1–96.9 % sequence similarities, respectively. Strain FP48-3 could be clearly distinguished from LMG 6399, LMG 10746 and LMG 11423 by low DNA–DNA relatedness (≤14 %) and phenotypic characteristics. Therefore, this strain represents a novel species of the genus for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is FP48-3 (=KCTC 13134=NBRC 101867=NRIC 0107=TISTR 933=PCU 282).


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