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Genus Tsukamurella

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Number of species cited in this file: 15
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").


For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


 

Tsukamurella Collins et al. 1988, gen. nov. (Type genus of the family ¤ Tsukamurellaceae Rainey et al. 1997).
Type species: ¤ Tsukamurella paurometabola corrig. (Steinhaus 1941) Collins et al. 1988.
Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Tsukamurella, named in honor of Michio Tsukamura, a celebrated Japanese microbiologist.
Valid publication: COLLINS (M.D.), SMIDA (J.), DORSCH (M.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Tsukamurella gen. nov. harboring Corynebacterium paurometabolum and Rhodococcus aurantiacus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 385-391.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Tsukamurella carboxydivorans Park et al. 2009, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Y2 = JCM 15482 = KCCM 42885.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EU521689.
Etymology: N.L. n. carboxydum, carbon monoxide; L. part. adj. vorans, devouring, eating; N.L. part. adj. carboxydivorans, devouring (digesting) carbon monoxide.
Valid publication: PARK (S.W.), KIM (S.M.), PARK (S.T.) and KIM (Y.M.): Tsukamurella carboxydivorans sp. nov., a carbon monoxide-oxidizing actinomycete. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 1541-1544.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Tsukamurella hongkongensis Teng et al. 2016, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) HKU52=JCM 30715=DSM 100208.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KP888572.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. hongkongensis, of or belonging to Hong Kong, the place where the type strain was isolated.
Source: Clinical.
Valid publication: TENG, J. L. L., TANG, Y., WONG, S. S. Y., NGAN, A. H. Y., HUANG, Y., TSANG, C.-C., CHOI, G. K., LAU, S. K. P. and WOO, P. C. Y. 2016. Tsukamurella hongkongensis sp. nov. and Tsukamurella sinensis sp. nov., isolated from patients with keratitis, catheter-related bacteraemia and conjunctivitis. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 391-397.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Tsukamurella inchonensis Yassin et al. 1995, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) IMMIB D-771 = ATCC 700082= CIP 104790 = DSM 44067 = JCM 10110.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF283281.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. inchonensis, of or belonging to Inchon, the city in South Korea where the type strain was isolated.
Valid publication: YASSIN (A.F.), RAINEY (F.A.), BRZEZINKA (H.), BURGHARDT (J.), LEE (H.J.) and SCHAAL (K.P.): Tsukamurella inchonensis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1995, 45, 522-527.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Tsukamurella paurometabola corrig. (Steinhaus 1941) Collins et al. 1988, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 8368= CCUG 35730 = CIP 100753 = DSM 20162 = IFO (now NBRC) 16120 = JCM 10117 = NCTC 13040.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP001966 (complete genome).
Basonym: ¤ Corynebacterium paurometabolum Steinhaus 1941 (Approved Lists 1980).
Heterotypic synonym: ¤ Rhodococcus aurantiacus (ex Tsukamura and Mizuno 1971) Tsukamura and Yano 1985.
Etymology: Gr. adj. pauros, little; Gr. adj. metabolos, changeable; N.L. fem. adj. paurometabola, little changeable.
Valid publication: COLLINS (M.D.), SMIDA (J.), DORSCH (M.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Tsukamurella gen. nov. harboring Corynebacterium paurometabolum and Rhodococcus aurantiacus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 385-391.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Notes:
1 ¤ Corynebacterium paurometabolum Steinhaus 1941 (Approved Lists 1980) and ¤ Rhodococcus aurantiacus (ex Tsukamura and Mizuno 1971) Tsukamura and Yano 1985 exhibit high levels of sequence homology and these taxa should be reduced to a single species and reclassified in a new genus, Tsukamurella Collins et al. 1988 as Tsukamurella paurometabola corrig. (Steinhaus 1941) Collins et al. 1988.
2 The original spelling of the specific epithet, paurometabolum (sic), has been corrected by Euzéby 1998.
Reference: EUZÉBY (J.P.): Taxonomic note: necessary correction of specific and subspecific epithets according to Rules 12c and 13b of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria (1990 Revision). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 1073-1075.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Tsukamurella pseudospumae Nam et al. 2004, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) N1176 = DSM 44118 = JCM 13375 = NCIMB 13963.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY238513.
Etymology: Gr. adj.  pseudês, false; L. gen. n. spumae, of foam and specific epithet of a bacterial species; N.L. gen. n. pseudospumae, the false spumae, referring to the close relationship to Tsukamurella spumae.
Valid publication: NAM (S.W.), KIM (W.), CHUN (J.) and GOODFELLOW (M.): Tsukamurella pseudospumae sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from activated sludge foam. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 1209-1212.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Tsukamurella pulmonis Yassin et al. 1996, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) IMMIB D-1321 = ATCC 700081= CCUG 35732 = CIP 104791 = DSM 44142 = JCM 10111.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X92981.
Etymology:   L. gen. n. pulmonis, of the lung, referring to the organ from which the bacterium was isolated.
Valid publication: YASSIN (A.F.), RAINEY (F.A.), BRZEZINKA (H.), BURGHARDT (J.), RIFAI (M.), SEIFERT (P.), FELDMANN (K.) and SCHAAL (K.P.): Tsukamurella pulmonis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 429-436.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Tsukamurella serpentis Tang et al. 2016, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) HKU54=JCM 31017=DSM 100915.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KT581020.
Etymology: L. gen. n. serpentis, of a snake, pertaining to the original isolation from snake.
Source: Animal.
Valid publication: TANG, Y., TENG, J. L., CHEUNG, C. L., NGAN, A. H., HUANG, Y., WONG, S. S., YIP, E. K., NG, K. H., QUE, T. L., LAU, S. K. and WOO, P. C. 2016. Tsukamurella serpentis sp. nov., isolated from the oral cavity of Chinese cobras (Naja atra). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 3329-3336.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Tsukamurella sinensis Teng et al. 2016, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) HKU51=JCM 30714=DSM 100207.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KP888571.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. sinensis, of or pertaining to China, indicating the place where the bacterium was discovered.
Source: Clinical.
Valid publication: TENG, J. L., TANG, Y., WONG, S. S., NGAN, A. H., HUANG, Y., TSANG, C. C., CHOI, G. K., LAU, S. K. and WOO, P. C. 2016. Tsukamurella hongkongensis sp. nov. and Tsukamurella sinensis sp. nov., isolated from patients with keratitis, catheter-related bacteraemia and conjunctivitis. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 391-397.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Tsukamurella soli Weon et al. 2010, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JS18-1 = DSM 45046 = JCM 17688 = KACC 20764.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FJ917743.
Etymology: L. gen. n. soli, of soil, the source of the type strain.
Valid publication: WEON (H.Y.), YOO (S.H.), ANANDHAM (R.), SCHUMANN (P.), KROPPENSTEDT (R.M.), KWON (S.W.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Tsukamurella soli sp. nov., isolated from soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2010, 60, 1667-1671.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Tsukamurella spongiae Olson et al. 2007, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) K362 = DSM 44990 = JCM 14882 = NRRL B-24467.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY714239.
Etymology: L. gen. n. spongiae, of a sponge, referring to the source of isolation, a deep-water sponge.
Valid publication: OLSON (J.B.), HARMODY (D.K.), BEJ (A.K.) and McCARTHY (P.J.): Tsukamurella spongiae sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from a deep-water marine sponge. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 1478-1481.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Tsukamurella spumae Nam et al. 2003, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) N1171 = CCUG 48751 = DSM 44113 = JCM 12608 = NCIMB 13947.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Z37150.
Etymology: L. gen. spumae, of foam, denoting the presence of the organism in the foam of activated sewage sludge plants.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 94. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1701-1702.
Effective publication: NAM (S.W.), CHUN (J.), KIM (S.), KIM (W.), ZAKRZEWSKA-CZERWINSKA (J.) and GOODFELLOW (M.): Tsukamurella spumae sp. nov., a novel actinomycete associated with foaming in activated sludge plants. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 2003, 26, 367-375.
Validation List no. 94 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Tsukamurella strandjordii corrig. Kattar et al. 2002, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 32-92 = ATCC BAA-173 = DSM 44573 = JCM 11487.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF283283.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. strandjordii, of Strandjord, named in honor of Paul Strandjord, founder and chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, from 1969–1994.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 86. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 1075-1076.
Effective publication: KATTAR (M.M.), COOKSON (B.T.), CARLSON (L.C.), STIGLICH (S.K.), SCHWARTZ (M.A.), NGUYEN (T.T.), DAZA (R.), WALLIS (C.K.), YARFITZ (S.L.) and COYLE (M.B.): Tsukamurella strandjordae sp. nov., a proposed new species causing sepsis. J. Clin. Microbiol., 2001, 39, 1467-1476.
Validation List no. 86 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Notes:
1 The original spelling of the specific epithet, strandjordae (sic), has been corrected on validation according to Rule 61.
Reference: ASSOCIATE EDITOR, IJSEM: Validation List no. 86 (footnote §). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 1075-1076.
Validation List no. 86 in IJSEM Online
2 The strain DSM 44573 is cited in the DSMZ online catalogue.
Reference: ASSOCIATE EDITOR, IJSEM: Validation List no. 86 (footnote ‡). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 1075-1076.
Validation List no. 86 in IJSEM Online

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Tsukamurella sunchonensis Seong et al. 2008, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SCNU5 = JCM 15929 = KCTC 9827 = NRRL B-24668.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF150494.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. sunchonensis, of or pertaining to Sunchon, a city in South Korea where the organism was isolated.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 123. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1993-1994.
Effective publication: SEONG (C.N.), KIM (Y.S.), BAIK (K.S.), CHOI (S.K.), KIM (M.B.), KIM (S.B.) and GOODFELLOW (M.): Tsukamurella sunchonensis sp. nov., a bacterium associated with foam in activated sludge. J. Microbiol., 2003, 41, 83-88.
Validation List no. 123 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: The type strain NRRL B-24668 has been provided on validation.
Reference: LISTS EDITOR, IJSEM: Validation List no. 123 (footnote ||). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1993-1994.
Validation List no. 123 in IJSEM Online

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Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens Yassin et al. 1997, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) IMMIB D-1397 = CCUG 38499 = DSM 44234 = JCM 10112.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY238514.
Etymology: N.L. n. tyrosinum (from Gr. masc. n. tyros, cheese), tyrosine (an amino acid); L. part. adj. solvens, dissolving; N.L. part. adj. tyrosinosolvens, tyrosine dissolving, referring to the hydrolysis of tyrosine which is characteristic of this species.
Valid publication: YASSIN (A.F.), RAINEY (F.A.), BURGHARDT (J.), BRZEZINKA (H.), SCHMITT (S.), SEIFERT (P.), ZIMMERMANN (O.), MAUCH (H.), GIERTH (D.), LUX (I.) and SCHAAL (K.P.): Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 607-614.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Tsukamurella wratislaviensis Goodfellow et al. 1995, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) N805 = ATCC 51786= CCUG 38518 = CIP 105033 = DSM 44107 = JCM 9689 = NCIMB 13082 = VKM Ac-1986.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Z37138.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. wratislaviensis, of or pertaining to Wratislavia (Wroclaw, Poland).
Valid publication: Validation List no. 53. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1995, 45, 418-419.
Effective publication: GOODFELLOW (M.), ZAKRZEWSKA-CZERWINSKA (J.), THOMAS (E.G.), MORDARSKI (M.), WARD (A.C.) and JAMES (A.L.): Polyphasic taxonomic study of the genera Gordona and Tsukamurella including the description of Tsukamurella wratislaviensis sp. nov. Zentralbl. Bakteriol., 1991, 275, 162-178.
Validation List no. 53 in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Kattar et al., Tsukamurella wratislaviensis Goodfellow et al. 1995 belongs to the genus ¤ Rhodococcus Zopf 1891 (Approved Lists 1980).
Reference: KATTAR (M.M.), COOKSON (B.T.), CARLSON (L.C.), STIGLICH (S.K.), SCHWARTZ (M.A.), NGUYEN (T.T.), DAZA (R.), WALLIS (C.K.), YARFITZ (S.L.) and COYLE (M.B.): Tsukamurella strandjordae sp. nov., a proposed new species causing sepsis. J. Clin. Microbiol., 2001, 39, 1467-1476.
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¤ Rhodococcus wratislaviensis (Goodfellow et al. 1995) Goodfellow et al. 2002, comb. nov.

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