Nocardioides panacihumi sp. nov., isolated from soil of a ginseng field

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2007 Sep;57(Pt 9):2143-2146. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.64806-0.


A novel bacterial strain designated Gsoil 616(T) was isolated from a soil sample of a ginseng field in Pocheon province (South Korea) and was characterized taxonomically by using a polyphasic approach. The isolate was Gram-positive, strictly aerobic, non-motile, non-spore-forming and rod- or coccoid-shaped. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that the isolate belongs to the genus Nocardioides in the family Nocardioidaceae but was clearly separated from established species of this genus. The 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities between strain Gsoil 616(T) and the type strains of Nocardioides species with validly published names ranged from 91.8 to 96.1 %. The G+C content of the genomic DNA was 73 mol%. Phenotypic and chemotaxonomic data [major menaquinone MK-8(H(4)) and major fatty acid iso-C(16 : 0)] supported the affiliation of strain Gsoil 616(T) to the genus Nocardioides. However, the results of physiological and biochemical tests allowed phenotypic differentiation of the isolate from other Nocardioides species. Therefore, strain Gsoil 616(T) represented a novel species within the genus Nocardioides, for which the name Nocardioides panacihumi sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is Gsoil 616(T) (=KCTC 19187(T) =DSM 18660(T)).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Actinomycetales / classification*
  • Actinomycetales / genetics
  • Actinomycetales / isolation & purification*
  • Actinomycetales / physiology
  • Aerobiosis
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Base Composition
  • Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • DNA, Bacterial / chemistry
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry
  • DNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • Fatty Acids / analysis
  • Genes, rRNA
  • Korea
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Panax
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
  • Soil Microbiology*
  • Vitamin K 2 / analysis


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • Fatty Acids
  • RNA, Bacterial
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Vitamin K 2

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AB271053