- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 43, Issue 1
f Kineococcus aurantiacus gen. nov., sp. nov., a New Aerobic, Gram-Positive, Motile Coccus with meso-Diaminopimelic Acid and Arabinogalactan in the Cell Wall
- Authors: Akira Yokota*, Tomohiko Tamura, Tadashi Nishii, Toru Hasegawa
- *Corresponding author.
- First Published Online: 01 January 1993, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 43: 52-57, doi: 10.1099/00207713-43-1-52
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Issue Published:
A new aerobic, gram-positive, motile coccus isolated from soil is described. Strain RA 333T (T = type strain) has the following characteristics: Menaquinone MK-9(H2); G+C content of DNA of 73.9 mol%; meso-diaminopimelic acid, glutamic acid, and alanine in a molar ratio of ca. 1:1:2 (type A1γ); and arabinose and galactose in the cell wall. The two sugars are contained in the cell wall as an arabinogalactan polymer. Mycolic acids are not present. The taxonomic characteristics of this organism are different from those of previously described aerobic, gram-positive cocci. The name Kineococcus aurantiacus gen. nov., sp. nov., is proposed. The type strain is strain RA 333, which has been deposited in the Institute for Fermentation, Osaka, as strain IFO 15268.
Copyright © 1993 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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