Chemotaxonomic characterization of a radiotolerant bacterium, Arthrobacter radiotolerans: Description of Rubrobacter radiotolerans gen. nov., comb. nov.
Article first published online: 27 MAR 2006
FEMS Microbiology Letters
Volume 52, Issue 1-2, pages 33–39, July 1988
How to Cite
Suzuki, K.-i., Collins, M. D., Iijima, E. and Komagata, K. (1988), Chemotaxonomic characterization of a radiotolerant bacterium, Arthrobacter radiotolerans: Description of Rubrobacter radiotolerans gen. nov., comb. nov. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 52: 33–39. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.1988.tb02568.x
- Issue published online: 27 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 27 MAR 2006
- Received 22 March 1988, Accepted 23 March 1988
- Arthrobacter radiotolerans;
- Rubrobacter radiotolerans;
Abstract The chemotaxonomic characteristics of Arthrobacter radiotolerans were investigated. The species possesses a peptidoglycan based on l-lysine (variation A3α) and a DNA base composition of 67.9 mol% G + C. The cellular fatty acids were primarily of the methyl branched types with 12-methyl-hexadecanoic acid as the predominant component. The major isoprenoid quinone was menaquinone with eight isoprene units and the polar lipids consisted of four phospholipids, one phosphoglycolipid and one glycolipid. On the basis of chemical characteristics it is suggested that Arthrobacter radiotolerans be reclassified in a new genus Rubrobacter, as Rubrobacter radiotolerans comb. nov.