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A proposal for the transfer of Streptomyces mediterranei margalith and beretta 1960 to the genus Nocardia as Nocardia mediterranea (margalith and beretta) Comb. Nov.

  • J. E. Thiemann
  • G. Zucco
  • G. Pelizza


Cell-wall preparations of Streptomyces mediterranei ATCC 13685 and some of its phage resistant mutants contain only the meso isomer of the diaminopimelic acid. Arabinose was found to be always present in the hydrolysates. Based on studies of the cell-wall composition it is shown that S. mediterranei does belong to the genus Nocardia and its transfer to this genus is proposed.


Streptomyces Meso Arabinose Resistant Mutant Nocardia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Thiemann
    • 1
  • G. Zucco
    • 1
  • G. Pelizza
    • 1
  1. 1.Research LaboratoriesLepetit S.p.A.MilanItaly

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