Glycomyces endophyticus sp. nov., an endophytic actinomycete isolated from the root of Carex baccans Nees

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2008 Nov;58(Pt 11):2525-8. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.2008/000398-0.


An actinomycete, designated strain YIM 56134(T), was isolated from the root of a Chinese medicinal plant, Carex baccans Nees, collected from Yunnan, south-west China, and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic study. An analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities showed that strain YIM 56134(T) was a member of the genus Glycomyces, being most closely related to Glycomyces algeriensis NRRL B-16327(T) (99.0 % similarity), Glycomyces lechevalierae DSM 44724(T) (99.0 %), Glycomyces rutgersensis IFO 14488(T) (98.9 %) and Glycomyces harbinensis IFO 14487(T) (98.7 %). Strain YIM 56134(T) could be distinguished from other established Glycomyces species on the basis of relatively low sequence similarity (<97 %). Phenotypic and chemotaxonomic data supported the affiliation of this strain to the genus Glycomyces. The results of DNA-DNA hybridization and some physiological and biochemical tests allowed differentiation of the strain from related Glycomyces species. Therefore, strain YIM 56134(T) represents a novel species of the genus Glycomyces, for which the name Glycomyces endophyticus sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is YIM 56134(T) (=KCTC 19152(T) =DSM 45002(T)).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Actinomycetales / classification*
  • Actinomycetales / genetics
  • Actinomycetales / isolation & purification
  • Actinomycetales / physiology
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Carex Plant / microbiology*
  • China
  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis
  • DNA, Ribosomal / analysis
  • Genes, rRNA
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • Phenotype
  • Phylogeny
  • Plant Roots / microbiology*
  • Plants, Medicinal / microbiology*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Species Specificity


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

Associated data

  • GENBANK/EU200681