Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 103, Issue 5, pp 1069–1078 | Cite as

Salinispora pacifica sp. nov., an actinomycete from marine sediments

  • Lina Ahmed
  • Paul R. Jensen
  • Kelle C. Freel
  • Ros Brown
  • Amanda L. Jones
  • Byung-Yong Kim
  • Michael Goodfellow
Original Paper


A polyphasic analysis was carried out to clarify the taxonomic status of four marine actinomycete strains that share a phylogenetic relationship and phenotypic characteristics with the genus Salinispora. These strains formed a distinct lineage within the Salinispora 16S rRNA and gyrB trees and were found to possess a range of phenotypic properties and DNA:DNA hybridization values that distinguished them from the type strains of the two validly named species in this genus, Salinisporatropica (CNB-440T, ATCC BAA-916T) and Salinispora arenicola (CNH-643T, ATCC BAA-917T). The combined genotypic and phenotypic data support this conclusion. It is proposed that the strains be designated as Salinisporapacifica sp. nov., the type strain of which is CNR-114T (DSMZ YYYYT = KACC 17160T).


Salinispora pacifica sp. nov. Polyphasic taxonomy Obligate marine actinomycete Marine sediments Fiji 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lina Ahmed
    • 1
  • Paul R. Jensen
    • 2
  • Kelle C. Freel
    • 2
  • Ros Brown
    • 1
  • Amanda L. Jones
    • 1
  • Byung-Yong Kim
    • 3
  • Michael Goodfellow
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biology, University of NewcastleNewcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Agricultural MicrobiologyNational Academy of Agricultural Science, Rural Development AdministrationSuwonRepublic of Korea

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