Nocardioides dubius sp. nov., isolated from an alkaline soil

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2005 Sep;55(Pt 5):2209-2212. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.63748-0.


A Gram-positive, rod- or coccus-shaped bacterial strain, KSL-104(T), was isolated from an alkaline soil from Korea and its taxonomic position was investigated by a polyphasic approach. Strain KSL-104(T) grew optimally at pH 7.0-8.0 and 30 degrees C. It was characterized chemotaxonomically as having a cell-wall peptidoglycan type based on ll-2,6-diaminopimelic acid with MK-8(H(4)) as the predominant menaquinone. The major fatty acid was iso-C(16:0) and the major polar lipids were diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylinositol. The DNA G+C content was 70.6 mol%. A neighbour-joining phylogenetic tree based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that strain KSL-104(T) joined the cluster comprising Nocardioides jensenii and Marmoricola aurantiacus. The cellular fatty acid profile of strain KSL-104(T) was different from that of M. aurantiacus. Strain KSL-104(T) and the type strain of N. jensenii exhibited a 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity value of 97.1% and a mean DNA-DNA relatedness value of 13%. Levels of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity between strain KSL-104(T) and the type strains of other Nocardioides species were in the range 94.0-96.5%. On the basis of phenotypic, phylogenetic and genetic data, strain KSL-104(T) (=KCTC 9992(T)=JCM 13008(T)) represents a novel species of the genus Nocardioides, for which the name Nocardioides dubius sp. nov. is proposed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Actinomycetales / chemistry
  • Actinomycetales / classification*
  • Actinomycetales / genetics
  • Actinomycetales / isolation & purification
  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis
  • DNA, Ribosomal / analysis
  • Genes, rRNA
  • Genotype
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Korea
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phenotype
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Soil / analysis
  • Soil Microbiology*


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Soil

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AY928902