Reclassification of Cellulomonas cellulans (Stackebrandt and Keddie 1986) as Cellulosimicrobium cellulans gen. nov., comb. nov

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2001 May;51(Pt 3):1007-1010. doi: 10.1099/00207713-51-3-1007.


Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rDNA provides evidence that Cellulomonas cellulans branches outside the phylogenetic confines of the genus Cellulomonas. The distinct phylogenetic and chemotaxonomic status of Cellulomonas cellulans as a phylogenetic neighbour of the genus Promicromonospora, justifies the description of a new genus for which the name Cellulosimicrobium gen. nov. with the type species Cellulosimicrobium cellulans comb. nov. is proposed.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Actinomycetales / classification*
  • Actinomycetales / genetics
  • Actinomycetales / growth & development
  • DNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • Fatty Acids / analysis
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phylogeny*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Species Specificity


  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • Fatty Acids
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AJ272024