Streptomyces Strain San01 is isolated from the soil of ant-nest found in the tea estate of Darjeeling, India. The morphology, biochemical, as well as the molecular characteristics, proved that San01 belonged to the genus Streptomyces. The average nucleotide identity (ANI) value between the genome sequence of the studied strain and its closest phylogenetic neighbors were very low and also could be distinguished from its closest neighbour with broad range of phenotypic data. The draft genome sequence of isolate San01 (NZ_RZYA00000000.1) was estimated to be 9.12 Mbp in size with 71.2% of GC content and it encompasses 39 biosynthetic gene clusters that emphasize the biotechnological potential of this isolate.Based on the phenotypic, genetic and genomic data, isolate San01 (=JCM 34633 = NCTC 14543) merits to be recognized as a type strain of a novel species and hereby propose the name Streptomyces antnestii sp. nov. Incidentally, this is the first report on Streptomyces genomes from Darjeeling, India.
Keywords: ANI; Eastern Himalaya; MLSA; Streptomyces; Whole genome sequencing.
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