The aim of this study was to further clarify the taxonomic relationship between the two recently described bacterial species, sp. nov. and sp. nov. Whole genome sequences of types strains of the two species are available for analysis. Average nucleotide identity (ANI) and DNA–DNA hybridization (isDDH) values between the two type strains were determined. The ANI and isDDH values between type strains of the two species are 98.7 and 91.0 %, respectively, which are higher than cut-offs to define a bacterial species. It is therefore clear that the two species actually belong to the same species. The name of was published at an earlier date than that of . We therefore propose that is a later heterotypic synonym of .

This study was supported by the:
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (Award 81661130159)
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (Award 81772233)
  • Royal Society (GB) (Award NA150363)

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