Eight new species of the genus Micromonospora, Micromonospora citrea sp. nov., Micromonospora echinaurantiaca sp. nov., Micromonospora echinofusca sp. nov. Micromonospora fulviviridis sp. nov., Micromonospora inyonensis sp. nov., Micromonospora peucetia sp. nov., Micromonospora sagamiensis sp. nov., and Micromonospora viridifaciens sp. nov

Syst Appl Microbiol. 2005 Jun;28(4):328-39. doi: 10.1016/j.syapm.2004.12.011.


A previous phylogenetic study on type strains of the genus Micromonospora and Micromonospora species bearing non-validly published names has pointed towards the species status of several of latter strains. Subsequent studies on morphological, cultural, chemotaxonomic, metabolic, and genomic properties, and on whole cell mass spectrometric analyses by matrix adsorbed laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) confirmed the species status, leading to the proposal of eight new Micromonospora species: Micromonospora citrea sp. nov., type strain DSM 43903T, Micromonospora echinaurantiaca sp. nov., type strain DSM 43904T, Micromonospora echinofusca sp. nov., type strain DSM 43913T, Micromonospora fulviviridis sp. nov., type strain DSM 43906T, Micromonospora inyonensis sp. nov., type strain DSM 46123T, Micromonospora peucetia sp. nov., type strain DSM 43363T, Micromonospora sagamiensis sp. nov., type strain DSM 43912T and Micromonospora viridifaciens sp. nov., type strain DSM 43909T.

MeSH terms

  • Carbohydrates / analysis
  • Diaminopimelic Acid / analysis
  • Fatty Acids / analysis
  • Isomerism
  • Micromonospora / classification*
  • Micromonospora / cytology
  • Micromonospora / genetics
  • Micromonospora / physiology
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • Phospholipids / analysis
  • Phylogeny
  • Ribotyping
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization
  • Vitamin K 2 / analysis


  • Carbohydrates
  • Fatty Acids
  • Phospholipids
  • Vitamin K 2
  • Diaminopimelic Acid