Reclassification of two strains of Arthrobacter oxydans and proposal of Arthrobacter nicotinovorans sp. nov

Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1992 Apr;42(2):234-9. doi: 10.1099/00207713-42-2-234.


Arthrobacter oxydans DSM 419 and DSM 420 have chemical and microbiological properties that are consistent with assignment to the genus Arthrobacter. Both organisms have the lysine-alanine-threonine-alanine peptidoglycan type. DNA-DNA pairing studies indicated that A. oxydans DSM 419 should be reclassified as Arthrobacter ureafaciens and that A. oxydans DSM 420T forms the nucleus of a distinct genomic species. We propose that A. oxydans DSM 420 should be reclassified as Arthrobacter nicotinovorans sp. nov. The type strain is strain DSM 420.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Arthrobacter / classification*
  • Arthrobacter / genetics
  • Arthrobacter / ultrastructure
  • Chromatography
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • Peptidoglycan / chemistry


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Peptidoglycan