Nocardia coubleae sp. nov., isolated from oil-contaminated Kuwaiti soil.

Two bacterial isolates from Kuwaiti soil contaminated by crude oil were analysed by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. The isolates, designated OFN N11 and OFN N12(T), were shown to have molecular, chemical and morphological properties typical of members of the genus Nocardia. Based on a multigenic approach that included 16S rRNA, hsp65 and sod gene… CONTINUE READING