Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 101, Issue 1, pp 185–193

Verrucosispora maris sp. nov., a novel deep-sea actinomycete isolated from a marine sediment which produces abyssomicins

Authors

    • School of BiologyUniversity of Newcastle
  • James E. M. Stach
    • School of BiologyUniversity of Newcastle
  • Roselyn Brown
    • School of BiologyUniversity of Newcastle
  • Avinash Naga Venkata Bonda
    • School of BiologyUniversity of Newcastle
  • Amanda L. Jones
    • School of BiologyUniversity of Newcastle
    • School of Life Sciences, Ellison BuildingNorthumbria University
  • Joanne Mexson
    • School of BiosciencesUniversity of Kent
  • Hans-Peter Fiedler
    • Mikrobiologisches InstitutUniversität Tübingen
  • Tiago Domingues Zucchi
    • School of BiologyUniversity of Newcastle
    • Departamento de Entomologia e Acarologia, ESALQUniversidade de São Paulo
  • Alan T. Bull
    • School of BiologyUniversity of Newcastle
    • School of BiosciencesUniversity of Kent
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10482-011-9651-5

Cite this article as:
Goodfellow, M., Stach, J.E.M., Brown, R. et al. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (2012) 101: 185. doi:10.1007/s10482-011-9651-5

Abstract

Verrucosispora isolate AB-18-032T, the abyssomicin- and proximicin-producing actinomycete, has chemotaxonomic and morphological properties consistent with its classification in the genus Verrucosispora. The organism formed a distinct phyletic line in the Verrucosispora 16S rRNA gene tree sharing similarities of 99.7%, 98.7% and 98.9% with Verrucosispora gifhornensis DSM 44337T, Verrucosispora lutea YIM 013T and Verrucosispora sediminis MS 426T, respectively. It was readily distinguished from the two latter species using a range of phenotypic features and from V. gifhornensis DSM 44337T, its nearest phylogenetic neighbor, by a DNA G+C content of 65.5 mol% obtained by thermal denaturation and fluorometry and DNA:DNA relatedness values of 64.0% and 65.0% using renaturation and fluorometric methods, respectively. It is apparent from the combined genotypic and phenotypic data that strain AB-18-032T should be classified in the genus Verrucosispora as a new species. The name Verrucosispora maris sp. nov. is proposed for this taxon with isolate AB-18-032T (= DSM 45365T = NRRL B-24793T) as the type strain.

Keywords

Verrucosispora marisPolyphasic taxonomyMarine sedimentActinomycete

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