Kitasatospora

Kitasatospora setae, copyright Prof. Takahashi.

Belongs within: Streptomycetaceae.

Kitasatospora is a genus of actinomycetes that form an extensively branched mycelium with aerial hyphae differentiating into long chains of spores (Groth et al. 2003).

Characters (from Groth et al. 2003): Aerobic, chemo-organotrophic; Gram-positive; forming extensively branched substrate mycelium and aerial hyphae that differentiate into long chains of spores. Typically producing whole-organism hydrolysates rich in galactose and LL- and meso-diaminopimelic acid (A2pm); aerial spores on solid culture and submerged spores in liquid culture containing LL-A2pm; mycelium grown under both culture conditions mainly containing meso-A2pm.

Kitasatospora Omura et al. 1982 [=Kitasatosporia]GS03
|--+--K. kifunensis (Nakagaito et al.) Groth, Schütze et al. 2003 (see below for synonymy)GS03
| `--+--+--K. azatica (Nakagaito et al. 1993) Zhang et al. 1997GS03
| | `--K. nipponensisNC18
| `--+--‘Streptomyces’ purpeofuscusNC18
| `--+--‘Streptomyces’ herbaricolorNC18
| |--K. indigofera (Shinobu & Kawato) Nouioui, Carro et al. 2018 (see below for synonymy)NC18
| `--+--‘Streptomyces chrysomallus ssp.’ fumigatusNC18
| |--‘Streptomyces’ purpureusNC18
| `--+--K. xanthocidica (Asahi et al.) Nouioui, Carro et al. 2018 (see below for synonymy)NC18
| |--+--K. putterlickiae Groth, Schütze et al. 2003GS03
| | `--K. sampliensisNC18
| `--+--‘Streptomyces’ aureofaciens Duggar 1948NC18, GS03 [incl. S. avellaneusNC18]
| |--‘Streptomyces’ psammoticusNC18
| `--+--K. arboriphilaNC18
| `--K. viridisNC18
`--+--+--+--K. atroaurantiacaNC18
| | `--K. gansuensisNC18
| `--+--K. kazusensisNC18
| `--K. mediocidica Labeda 1988GS03
`--+--+--K. cystarginea Kusakabe & Isono 1992GS03
| |--K. paranensisNC18
| `--K. terrestrisNC18
`--+--‘Streptomyces’ aburaviensisNC18
`--+--K. saccharophilaNC18
`--+--+--‘Streptomyces’ alboverticillatus [=Streptoverticillium alboverticillatum]NC18
| |--K. cochleata (Nakagaito et al. 1993) Zhang et al. 1997GS03
| `--K. paracochleata (Nakagaito et al. 1993) Zhang et al. 1997GS03
`--+--K. griseola Takahashi et al. 1985GS03
`--+--+--K. cheerisanensis Chung et al. 1999GS03
| `--K. phosalacinea Takahashi et al. 1985GS03
`--+--*K. setae Omura et al. 1983GS03
`--+--K. cineracea Tajima et al. 2001GS03
`--K. niigatensis Tajima et al. 2001GS03

Kitasatospora indigofera (Shinobu & Kawato) Nouioui, Carro et al. 2018 [=Streptomyces indigoferus Shinobu & Kawato 1960]NC18

Kitasatospora kifunensis (Nakagaito et al.) Groth, Schütze et al. 2003 [=Streptomyces kifunensis Nakagaito et al. 1993, K. kifunense]GS03

Kitasatospora xanthocidica (Asahi et al.) Nouioui, Carro et al. 2018 [=Streptomyces xanthocidicus Asahi et al. 1966]NC18

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[GS03] Groth, I., B. Schütze, T. Boettcher, C. B. Pullen, C. Rodriguez, E. Leistner & M. Goodfellow. 2003. Kitasatospora putterlickiae sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere soil, transfer of Streptomyces kifunensis to the genus Kitasatospora as Kitasatospora kifunensis comb. nov., and emended description of Streptomyces aureofaciens Duggar 1948. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 53: 2033–2040.

[NC18] Nouioui, I., L. Carro, M. García-López, J. P. Meier-Kolthoff, T. Woyke, N. Kyrpides, C., R. Pukall, H.-P. Klenk, M. Goodfellow & M. Göker. 2018. Genome-based taxonomic classification of the phylum Actinobacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 2007.

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