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Nocardia kroppenstedtii sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from a lung transplant patient with a pulmonary infection.
|Title||Nocardia kroppenstedtii sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from a lung transplant patient with a pulmonary infection.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Jones AL, Fisher AJ, Mahida R, Gould K, Perry JD, Hannan M, Judge EP, Brown R, Boagey K, Goodfellow M|
|Journal||International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology|
|Date Published||2013 Nov 6|
An actinomycete, strain N1286T, isolated from a lung transplant patient with a pulmonary infection, was provisionally assigned to the genus Nocardia. The strain had chemotaxonomic and morphological properties typical of members of the genus Nocardia and formed a distinct phyletic line in the Nocardia 16S rRNA gene tree. It was most closely related to Nocardia farcinica DSM 43665T (99.8% gene similarity) but was distinguished from the latter by a low level of DNA:DNA relatedness. These strains were also distinguished by a broad range of phenotypic properties. On the basis of these data, it is proposed that isolate N1286T (=DSM 45810T = NCTC 13617T) should be classified as the type strain of a new Nocardia species for which the name Nocardia kroppenstedtii is proposed.
|Alternate Journal||Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.|