Synonymy of Micropolyspora internatus and Saccharomonospora viridis and emended description of Saccharomonospora viridis

Su Kyoung Shin, Yong Joon Cho, Hana Yi

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Transfer of Micropolyspora internatus into the genus Saccharomonospora as “Saccharomonospora internatus comb. nov.” was proposed by Kurup and Greiner-Mai, but the nomenclatural change has not been validly published. Although the inclusion of M. internatus in the genus Saccharomonospora has not being established, the synonymy of “Saccharomonospora internatus” and S. viridis was proposed by Greiner-Mai. A number of recent publications regarded M. internatus as a synonym of S. viridis, but the name M. internatus is still used in some cases instead of S. viridis. This is because of the complicated history of M. internatus and S. viridis, but it is different from the generally accepted view of prokaryotic taxonomy. To clearly verify the synonymy of M. internatus and S. viridis, a literature review and experimental verification were conducted in this study. Based on the genomic and phenotypic characteristics obtained in this study, the synonymy of the two species was obvious. The emended description of S. viridis is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-154
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1



  • Micropolyspora internatus
  • Saccharomonospora viridis
  • Whole genome sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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