Actinoallomurus acanthiterrae sp. nov., an actinomycete isolated from rhizosphere soil of the mangrove plant Acanthus ilicifolius

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2013 May;63(Pt 5):1874-1879. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.043380-0. Epub 2012 Sep 21.


A novel actinobacterium strain, 2614A723(T), was isolated from rhizosphere soil of mangrove plant Acanthus ilicifolius collected at Touyuan, Wenchang, Hainan province, China. A phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that strain 2614A723(T) formed a distinct phyletic line in the genus Actinoallomurus, the 16S rRNA gene tree sharing similarities of 98.35%, 98.07% and 97.86% with Actinoallomurus spadix NBRC 14099(T), Actinoallomurus purpureus TTN02-30(T) and Actinoallomurus luridus TT02-15(T), respectively. Strain 2614A723(T) contained lysine and meso-diaminopimelic acid in the cell wall peptidoglycan and madurose, galactose and xylose in the whole-cell sugars. The predominant menaquinones were MK-9(H4) and MK-9(H6). The major polar phospholipids were phosphatidylglycerol and diphosphatidylglycerol. The predominant fatty acids were iso-C16 : 0 and anteiso-C17 : 0. These chemotaxonomic data confirmed the affiliation of strain 2614A723(T) to the genus Actinoallomurus. It is apparent from the combined phenotypic data, biochemical tests and DNA-DNA hybridization values that strain 2614A723(T) should be classified in the genus Actinoallomurus as a representative of a novel species. The name Actinoallomurus acanthiterrae sp. nov. is proposed with strain 2614A723(T) ( = CCTCC AA 2012001(T) = DSM 45727(T)) as the type strain.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acanthaceae / microbiology*
  • Actinomycetales / classification*
  • Actinomycetales / genetics
  • Actinomycetales / isolation & purification
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Base Composition
  • China
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Diaminopimelic Acid / analysis
  • Fatty Acids / analysis
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • Peptidoglycan
  • Phospholipids / analysis
  • Phylogeny*
  • Plant Roots / microbiology
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Rhizosphere*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Soil Microbiology*
  • Vitamin K 2 / analogs & derivatives
  • Vitamin K 2 / analysis


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Fatty Acids
  • Peptidoglycan
  • Phospholipids
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Vitamin K 2
  • menaquinone 9
  • Diaminopimelic Acid

Associated data

  • GENBANK/JQ085862