• 1 Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University, Canchipur, 795003, India
  • 2 State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Plant Resources, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510275, PR China
  • 3 Biology Department, Sultan Idris Education University, 35900, Malaysia
  • 4 School of Biosciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 1NJ, UK
  • 5 School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NEI 7RU, UK
Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 2020 May;70(5):3210-3218.
PMID: 32320378 DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004158


The taxonomic status of a Nocardiopsis strain, designated H13T, isolated from a high altitude Atacama Desert soil, was established by using a polyphasic approach. The strain was found to have chemotaxonomic, cultural and morphological characteristics consistent with its classification within the genus Nocardiopsis and formed a well-supported clade in the Nocardiopsis phylogenomic tree together with the type strains of Nocardiopsis alborubida, Nocardiopsis dassonvillei and Nocardiopsis synnematoformans. Strain H13T was distinguished from its closest relatives by low average nucleotide identity (93.2-94.9 %) and in silico DNA-DNA hybridization (52.5-62.4 %) values calculated from draft genome assemblies and by a range of phenotypic properties. On the basis of these results, it is proposed that the isolate be assigned to the genus Nocardiopsis as Nocardiopsis deserti sp. nov. with isolate H13T (=CGMCC 4.7585T=KCTC 49249T) as the type strain.

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