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Bacteria Collection: Rhodococcus gordoniae

NCTC Number: NCTC 13296
Current Name: Rhodococcus gordoniae
Other Collection No: DSM 44689; JCM 12658; W4937
Type Strain: Yes
Family: Nocardiaceae
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Conditions for growth on solid media: Columbia blood agar, 24-48 hours, 37°C, aerobic
Whole Genome Sequence:
16S rRNA Gene Sequence: >gb|AY233201|W4937|Rhodococcus gordoniae strain W4937 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partialsequence.| aacgggtgattaaca...
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Ref #: 75479
Author(s): Jones,A.L.;Brown,J.M.;Mishra,V.;Perry,J.D.;Steigerwalt,A.G.;Goodfellow,M.
Journal: Int J Syst Evol Microbiol
Title: Rhodococcus gordoniae sp. nov., an actinomycete isolated from clinical material and phenol-contaminated soil
Volume: 54
Page(s): 407-11
Year: 2004
Keyword(s): DNA, Bacterial/genetics DNA, Ribosomal/genetics Humans *Phenols Phylogeny RNA, Bacterial/genetics RNA, Ribosomal, 16S/genetics Rhodococcus/classification/genetics/*isolation & purification *Soil Microbiology *Soil Pollutants Species Specificity
Remarks: The taxonomic relationships of two actinomycetes provisionally assigned to the genus Rhodococcus were determined using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. The generic assignment was confirmed by 16S rRNA gene similarity data, as the organisms, strains MTCC 1534 and W 4937(T), were shown to belong to the Rhodococcus rhodochrous subclade. These organisms had phenotypic properties typical of rhodococci; they were aerobic, Gram-positive, weakly acid-fast actinomycetes that showed an elementary branching-rod-coccus growth cycle and contained meso-diaminopimelic acid, arabinose and galactose in whole-organism hydrolysates, N-glycolated muramic acid residues, dehydrogenated menaquinones with eight isoprene units as the predominant isoprenologue and mycolic acids that co-migrated with those extracted from the type strain of R. rhodochrous. The strains had identical phenotypic profiles and belong to the same genomic species, albeit one distinguished from Rhodococcus pyridinivorans, with which they formed a distinct phyletic line. They were also distinguished from representatives of all of the species classified in the R. rhodochrous 16S rRNA gene tree using a set of phenotypic features. The genotypic and phenotypic data show that the strains merit recognition as a novel species of Rhodococcus. The name proposed is Rhodococcus gordoniae sp. nov., with the type strain W 4937(T) (=DSM 44689(T)=NCTC 13296(T)).
URL: 15023952
Accession Date: 14/06/2007
Taxonomy: TaxLink: S8567 (Rhodococcus gordoniae jones et al. 2004) - Date of change: 31/05/2007
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