The Family Nakamurellaceae

  • Kwang Kyu Kim
  • Jung-Sook Lee
Reference work entry


Nakamurellaceae, a family within the order “Frankiales,” originally comprised the three monospecific genera, Nakamurella, Humicoccus, and Saxeibacter. Very recently, with the description of a novel taxon (Nakamurella panacisegetis) within Nakamurellaceae, the genera Humicoccus and Saxeibacter were united with the genus Nakamurella on the basis of high levels of 16S rRNA and rpoB gene sequence similarity, together with a robust phylogenetic relationship, and the overall chemotaxonomic similarity. Consequently, Nakamurellaceae is a monogeneric family and contains four species, Nakamurella multipartita, Nakamurella flavida (formerly Humicoccus flavidus), Nakamurella lactea (formerly Saxeibacter lacteus), and N. panacisegetis. Members of the family Nakamurellaceae are mainly found in soil, but they have been isolated from activated sludge, a rock, glacier sediment, and a plant root as well. This chapter is a modified and updated version of previous family descriptions (Tao et al. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:999–1000, 2004; Zhi et al. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 59:589–608, 2009).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Korean Collection for Type Cultures, Biological Resource CenterKorea Research Institute of Bioscience and BiotechnologyDaejeonRepublic of Korea

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