The Family Cryptosporangiaceae

  • Tomohiko Tamura
Reference work entry


Cryptosporangiaceae is a family within the order “Frankiales,” which includes the genera Cryptosporangium and Fodinicola. Members of this family are characterized by formation of aerial and substrate hyphae, meso-A2pm as a cell-wall diamino acid, iso-C16:0 as the major cellular fatty acid, phosphatidylethanolamine as a diagnostic polar lipid, and MK-9(H4), MK-9(H6), and MK-9(H8) as major isoprenoid quinones. However, regardless of the reliability of algorithms used to analyze 16S rRNA gene sequences for type strains of Cryptosporangium and Fodinicola, the position of the genus Fodinicola must be considered tentative. Members of this family are found in soil, on rocks, and in leaf litter.


Type Strain Aerial Mycelium Muramic Acid Diamino Acid Uncultured Bacterium Clone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biological Resource Center (NBRC)National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)Kisarazu-shiJapan

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