Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 84, Issue 1, pp 1–6 | Cite as

Nonomuraea terrinata sp. nov., a novel soil actinomycete

  • Erika Quintana
  • Luis Maldonado
  • Michael Goodfellow


The taxonomic position of a soil isolate, strain E626, was evaluated using the polyphasic approach. The organism was found to have chemical and morphological features consistent with its assignment to the genus Nonomuraea, a member of the family Streptosporangiaceae. Strain E626 consistently formed a distinct phyletic line within the Streptosporangiaceae 16S rDNA tree using four different algorithms. Furthermore, the taxonomic distinctness of the organism is underpinned by a range of phenotypic properties, notably morphological features. It is, therefore, proposed that the organism be classified in the genus Nonomuraea as Nonomuraea terrinata sp. nov.

Nonomuraea terrinata sp. nov. Polyphasic taxonomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erika Quintana
    • 1
  • Luis Maldonado
    • 1
  • Michael Goodfellow
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural and Environmental ScienceUniversity of NewcastleNewcastle upon TyneUK

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