RHODOCOCCUS OPACUS SP-NOV, AN UNUSUAL NUTRITIONALLY VERSATILE RHODOCOCCUS-SPECIES

Citation
S. Klatte et al., RHODOCOCCUS OPACUS SP-NOV, AN UNUSUAL NUTRITIONALLY VERSATILE RHODOCOCCUS-SPECIES, Systematic and applied microbiology, 17(3), 1994, pp. 355-360
Citations number
19
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Microbiology,"Biothechnology & Applied Migrobiology
ISSN journal
0723-2020
Volume
17
Issue
3
Year of publication
1994
Pages
355 - 360
Database
ISI
SICI code
0723-2020(1994)17:3<355:ROSAUN>2.0.ZU;2-D
Abstract
A new Rhodococcus-species was recognized during a comprehensive study on several unclassified nocardioform bacteria. Representative strains of the new taxon exhibited an unusual wide range of metabolic properti es including effective degradation of substituted aromatic compounds w ith ecological importance. Furthermore, the designated type strain was reportedly capable of chemolithotrophic growth. The new species can b e clearly differentiated from other described members of the genus Rho dococcus by lipid and physiological characteristics. Furthermore, the 16S rDNA sequence of the designated type strain has been determined. T he name Rhodococcus opacus is proposed for the new species.