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Glycomyces xinjiangensis sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from a hypersaline habitat


A novel actinomycete strain, designated XHU 5301T, was isolated from a hypersaline habitat, China. The strain was aerobic, Gram-stain positive and the optimum NaCl concentration for growth was 7–9% (w/v). Phylogenetic analysis based on an almost-complete 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain XHU 5301T showed that the organism was most closely related to Glycomyces halotolerans TRM 40137T (96.0%). The whole-cell sugar pattern consisted of glucose and galactose. The predominant menaquinone was MK-10(H4), MK-10(H2), and MK-9(H4). The major fatty acids were anteiso-C15: 0, iso-C15: 0, iso-C16: 0, and methyl-C19: 0. The polar lipids consist of diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, and one unknown phospholipid. The G+C content of the genomic DNA was 72.5 mol %. The novel species Glycomyces xinjiangensis sp. nov. was proposed, with strain XHU 5301T (=CCTCC AA 2016043T =KCTC 39689T) as the type strain of Glycomyces xinjiangensis.

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This research was supported by Project for Key Laboratory of Food Biotechnology of Colleges and University in Sichuan (Project No. Szjj2013-045), Key Project of Office of Education of Sichuan Province, China (Project No. 13205688, 13ZB0024), Technology Project of Chengdu (Project Nos. 2015-YF04-00052-JH, 2015-RC03-00033-HZ, and 2015-NY02-00007-NC), Chunhui Project for Ministry of Education of China (Project No. Z2012022), and Key Scientific Research Fund of Xihua University (Project No. Z1220530).

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Guan, TW., Xiang, HP., Wang, PH. et al. Glycomyces xinjiangensis sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from a hypersaline habitat. Arch Microbiol 199, 1231–1235 (2017).

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  • Glycomyces xinjiangensis sp. nov.
  • Polyphasic taxonomy
  • 16S rRNA