Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 110, Issue 6, pp 795–802 | Cite as

Lentzea chajnantorensis sp. nov., an actinobacterium from a very high altitude Cerro Chajnantor gravel soil in northern Chile

  • Hamidah Idris
  • Imen Nouioui
  • Juan A. Asenjo
  • Alan T. Bull
  • Michael Goodfellow
Original Paper

Abstract

The taxonomic position of a filamentous actinobacterial strain, isolate H45T, recovered from a high altitude Atacama Desert gravel soil, was established using a polyphasic approach. The strain, which is known to produce novel dienes, has chemotaxonomic and morphological properties typical of the genus Lentzea and formed a distinct branch in the Lentzea 16S rRNA gene tree that is closely related to the type strain of Lentzea kentuckyensis. The two strains were distinguished using a combination of phenotypic properties and by a DNA:DNA relatedness value of 37.6 ± 4.0%. On the basis of these genotypic and phenotypic data it is proposed that isolate H45T (=NCIMB 4966T = NRRL B-65282T) be classified in the genus Lentzea as Lentzea chajnantorensis sp. nov.

Keywords

Lentzea Polyphasic taxonomy Atacama Desert 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamidah Idris
    • 1
  • Imen Nouioui
    • 1
  • Juan A. Asenjo
    • 2
  • Alan T. Bull
    • 3
  • Michael Goodfellow
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biology, Ridley BuildingNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Centre for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (CeBiB), Department of Chemical Engineering and BiotechnologyUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile
  3. 3.School of BiosciencesUniversity of KentCanterbury, KentUK

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