Streptomyces xiamenensis sp. nov., isolated from mangrove sediment

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2009 Mar;59(Pt 3):472-6. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.000497-0.


Actinomycete strain MCCC 1A01550(T), isolated from the national mangrove reserve in Fujian Province, China, was determined to belong to the genus Streptomyces based on a polyphasic approach. The cell wall of the novel strain contained ll-diaminopimelic acid and galactose. The predominant menaquinones were MK-9(H(4)) and MK-9(H(6)) and the major fatty acids were iso-C(16 : 0), cis9-C(16 : 1) and C(16 : 0). The diagnostic phospholipid was phosphatidylethanolamine. The DNA G+C content of the novel strain was 71.6 mol%. Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences confirmed the separation of the novel strain from recognized members of the genus Streptomyces available in public databases. DNA-DNA relatedness values between strain MCCC 1A01550(T) and the type strains of three related species ranged from 21.29 % to 43.38 %. Based on its phenotypic and genotypic characteristics, strain MCCC 1A01550(T) (=DSM 41903(T)=CGMCC 4.3534(T)) represents the type strain of a novel species, for which the name Streptomyces xiamenensis sp. nov. is proposed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Base Composition
  • China
  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis
  • DNA, Ribosomal Spacer / analysis
  • Genes, rRNA
  • Geologic Sediments*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • Phenotype
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 23S / genetics
  • Rhizophoraceae*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Spores, Bacterial / physiology
  • Streptomyces / classification
  • Streptomyces / genetics
  • Streptomyces / isolation & purification
  • Streptomyces / physiology


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • DNA, Ribosomal Spacer
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 23S

Associated data

  • GENBANK/EF012099