Unrecorded bacterial species belonging to the phylum Actinobacteria originated from Republic of Korea

  • Kim, Mi-Sun (Department of Biology, Sunchon National University) ;
  • Lee, Ji-Hee (Department of Biology, Sunchon National University) ;
  • Kim, Seung-Bum (Department of Microbiology, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Cho, Jang-Cheon (Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University) ;
  • Lee, Soon Dong (Department of Science Education, Jeju National University) ;
  • Joh, Ki-seong (Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies) ;
  • Cha, Chang-Jun (Department of Biotechnology, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Im, Wan-Taek (Department of Biotechnology, Hankyong National University) ;
  • Bae, Jin-Woo (Department of Biology, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Jahng, Kwangyeop (Department of Life Sciences, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Yi, Hana (Department of Public Health Science & Guro Hospital, Korea University) ;
  • Seong, Chi-Nam (Department of Biology, Sunchon National University)
  • Received : 2016.08.30
  • Accepted : 2017.02.07
  • Published : 2017.02.28


As a subset study for the collection of Korean indigenous prokaryotic species, 62 bacterial strains belonging to the phylum Actinobacteria were isolated from various sources. Each strain showed higher 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity (>98.75%) and formed a robust phylogenetic clade with closest species of the phylum Actinobacteria which were defined with valid names, already. There is no official description on these 62 actinobacterial species in Korea. Consequently, unrecorded 62 species of 25 genera in the 14 families belonging to the order Actinomycetales of the phylum Actinobacteria were found in Korea. Morphological properties, basic biochemical characteristics, isolation source and strain IDs are described in the species descriptions.


16S rRNA gene sequence;Actinobacteria;Actinomycetales;unrecorded species


Grant : The Survey of Korean Indigenous Species

Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources


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