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

  • Michael Goodfellow
  • James E. M. Stach
  • Roselyn Brown
  • Avinash Naga Venkata Bonda
  • Amanda L. Jones
  • Joanne Mexson
  • Hans-Peter Fiedler
  • Tiago Domingues Zucchi
  • Alan T. Bull
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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Goodfellow
    • 1
  • James E. M. Stach
    • 1
  • Roselyn Brown
    • 1
  • Avinash Naga Venkata Bonda
    • 1
  • Amanda L. Jones
    • 1
    • 2
  • Joanne Mexson
    • 3
  • Hans-Peter Fiedler
    • 4
  • Tiago Domingues Zucchi
    • 1
    • 5
  • Alan T. Bull
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.School of BiologyUniversity of NewcastleNewcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.School of Life Sciences, Ellison BuildingNorthumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK
  3. 3.School of BiosciencesUniversity of KentCanterburyUK
  4. 4.Mikrobiologisches InstitutUniversität TübingenTuebingenGermany
  5. 5.Departamento de Entomologia e Acarologia, ESALQUniversidade de São PauloPiracicabaBrazil