Nocardioides insulae sp. nov., isolated from soil

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2007 Jan;57(Pt 1):136-140. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.64612-0.


A Gram-positive, rod-shaped or coccoid bacterial strain, DS-51(T), was isolated from a soil in Dokdo, Korea, and its taxonomic position was investigated by using a polyphasic approach. Strain DS-51(T) grew optimally at pH 8.0 and 30 degrees C without NaCl. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain DS-51(T) forms a distinct line of descent within the radiation enclosed by the genus Nocardioides. The chemotaxonomic properties of strain DS-51(T) were consistent with those of the genus Nocardioides: the cell-wall peptidoglycan type was based on ll-2,6-diaminopimelic acid, MK-8(H(4)) was the predominant menaquinone and iso-C(16 : 0) was the major fatty acid. The DNA G+C content was 71.1 mol%. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain DS-51(T) had similarity levels of 92.5-95.1 % with the sequences of the type strains of Nocardioides species. Strain DS-51(T) could be distinguished from other Nocardioides species by differences in some phenotypic characteristics. On the basis of the phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic data, strain DS-51(T) represents a novel species of the genus Nocardioides, for which the name Nocardioides insulae sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is DS-51(T) (=KCTC 19180(T)=DSM 17944(T)).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Actinomycetales / chemistry
  • Actinomycetales / classification*
  • Actinomycetales / genetics
  • Actinomycetales / isolation & purification
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis
  • DNA, Ribosomal / analysis
  • Genes, rRNA
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phenotype
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Soil Microbiology*


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

Associated data

  • GENBANK/DQ786794