Novel Actinobacterium

Discovered a novel actinobacterium Streptomyces cynthiae sp. nov. ICN441

FR Sharmila Joseph1
A Muthamil Iniyan1,2
Joachim Wink2
Samuel Gnana Prakash Vincent1

1International Centre for Nanobiotechnology (ICN), Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST), Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Rajakkamangalam-629502, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Microbial Strain Collection, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Inhoffenstrasse 7, Braunschweig D-38124, Germany.

Culture collection accession numbers: MCC 3913ᵀ; CGMCC 4.7673ᵀ

Source: Marine sponge from Colachal coast of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.

Nomenclature: Streptomyces cynthiae (cyn' N.L. gen. n. cynthiae of Cynthia, named to honour Late Prof. Cynthia Pandian (1947-2018), former Vice Chancellor of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India

Neighbour strain: 99.17 % identical to S. spongiicola KCTC39604ᵀ
DNA-DNA relatedness - 46.33 ± 2.24 %
In silico DNA-DNA hybridization - 38 %
Size of genome: 71,86,965 bp
mol% G+C content - 73 %