Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 101, Issue 3, pp 575–581 | Cite as

Streptomyces deserti sp. nov., isolated from hyper-arid Atacama Desert soil

  • Rakesh Santhanam
  • Chinyere K. Okoro
  • Xiaoying Rong
  • Ying Huang
  • Alan T. Bull
  • Barbara A. Andrews
  • Juan A. Asenjo
  • Hang-Yeon Weon
  • Michael Goodfellow
Original Paper

Abstract

The taxonomic position of a Streptomyces strain isolated from a hyper-arid desert soil was established using a polyphasic approach. The organism had chemical and morphological properties typical of the genus Streptomyces and formed a phyletic line at the periphery of the Streptomyces coeruleorubidus subcluster in the 16S rRNA gene tree. DNA:DNA relatedness values between the isolate and its nearest phylogenetic neighbours, Streptomyces lomondensis NRRL 3252T and Streptomyces lusitanus NRRL B-12501T were 42.5 (±0.48)% and 25.0 (±1.78)%, respectively. The isolate was readily distinguished from these organisms using a combination of morphological and phenotypic properties. On the basis of these results, it is proposed that isolate C63T (CGMCC 4.6997T, = KACC 15425T) be classified as the type strain of Streptomyces deserti sp. nov.

Keywords

Actinomycetes Streptomyces Atacama Desert 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rakesh Santhanam
    • 1
  • Chinyere K. Okoro
    • 1
  • Xiaoying Rong
    • 2
  • Ying Huang
    • 2
  • Alan T. Bull
    • 1
    • 3
  • Barbara A. Andrews
    • 4
  • Juan A. Asenjo
    • 4
  • Hang-Yeon Weon
    • 5
  • Michael Goodfellow
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biology, Newcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources, Institute of MicrobiologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of BiosciencesUniversity of KentCanterburyUK
  4. 4.Department of Chemical Engineering and BiotechnologyUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile
  5. 5.Korean Agricultural Culture Collection, Agricultural Microbiology TeamNational Academy of Agricultural Science, Rural Development AdministrationSuwonRepublic of Korea

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