Strain identifier

BacDive ID: 24730

Type strain: Yes

Species: Actinopolyspora mzabensis

Strain Designation: H55

Culture col. no.: DSM 45460, CCUG 62965

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@ref: 20252

BacDive-ID: 24730

DSM-Number: 45460

keywords: mesophilic, spore-forming, aerobe, Bacteria, 16S sequence, genome sequence, gram-positive, rod-shaped

description: Actinopolyspora mzabensis H55 is an aerobe, spore-forming, mesophilic bacterium that was isolated from arid soil from a palm grove.

strain history: <- N. Sabaou, LPBVB, Kouba, Algeria; H55

doi: 10.13145/bacdive24730.20201210.5

Name and taxonomic classification


  • @ref: 20215
  • description: domain/bacteria
  • keyword: phylum/actinobacteria
  • domain: Bacteria
  • phylum: Actinobacteria
  • class: Actinobacteria
  • order: Actinopolysporales
  • family: Actinopolysporaceae
  • genus: Actinopolyspora
  • species: Actinopolyspora mzabensis
  • full scientific name: Actinopolyspora mzabensis Meklat et al. 2013

@ref: 20252

domain: Bacteria

phylum: Actinobacteria

class: Actinobacteria

order: Actinomycetales

family: Actinopolysporaceae

genus: Actinopolyspora

species: Actinopolyspora mzabensis

full scientific name: Actinopolyspora mzabensis Meklat et al. 2013 emend. Nouioui et al. 2018

strain designation: H55

type strain: yes


cell morphology

  • @ref: 30881
  • gram stain: positive
  • cell length: 1.45 µm
  • cell width: 0.55 µm
  • cell shape: rod-shaped
  • motility: no

colony morphology

  • @ref: 62916
  • incubation period: 18-20 days


  • @ref: 30881
  • production: yes

Culture and growth conditions

culture medium

  • @ref: 20252
  • name: CM + YE MEDIUM (DSMZ Medium 549)
  • growth: yes
  • link:

culture temp


culture pH


Physiology and metabolism

oxygen tolerance

@refoxygen tolerance

spore formation

  • @ref: 30881
  • spore formation: yes


@refsaltgrowthtested relationconcentration
30881NaClpositivegrowth07-32 %(w/v)
30881NaClpositiveoptimum10-28 %


  • @ref: 30881
  • observation: aggregates in chains

metabolite utilization

@refChebi-IDmetaboliteutilization activitykind of utilization tested
3088115963ribitol+carbon source
3088116449alanine+carbon source
3088122599arabinose+carbon source
3088117057cellobiose+carbon source
3088116947citrate+carbon source
3088128757fructose+carbon source
3088128260galactose+carbon source
3088117234glucose+carbon source
3088117754glycerol+carbon source
3088117716lactose+carbon source
3088117306maltose+carbon source
3088137684mannose+carbon source
3088126271proline+carbon source
3088126546rhamnose+carbon source
3088133942ribose+carbon source
3088130911sorbitol+carbon source
3088117992sucrose+carbon source
3088127082trehalose+carbon source
3088118222xylose+carbon source

Isolation, sampling and environmental information


@refsample typegeographic locationcountryorigin.countrycontinentlatitudelongitudesampling date
20252arid soil from a palm groveSahara, Mzab region, Ghardaia, Ntissa palm grove (Béni-isguen), 32° 29' N 3° 41' EAlgeriaDZAAfrica32.48333.6833
62916Soil,Sahara desertChardaia,Mzab regionAlgeriaDZAAfrica2006

isolation source categories


Safety information

risk assessment

  • @ref: 20252
  • biosafety level: 1
  • biosafety level comment: Risk group (German classification)

Sequence information

16S sequences

  • @ref: 20252
  • description: Actinopolyspora mzabensis strain H55 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence
  • accession: HQ918202
  • length: 1530
  • database: ena
  • NCBI tax ID: 995066

Genome sequences

@refdescriptionaccessionassembly leveldatabaseNCBI tax ID
66792Actinopolyspora mzabensis DSM 45460GCA_900101095scaffoldncbi995066
66792Actinopolyspora mzabensis strain DSM 45460995066.3wgspatric995066
66792Actinopolyspora mzabensis DSM 454602619619027permanentimg995066

External links

@ref: 20252

culture collection no.: DSM 45460, CCUG 62965

straininfo link



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20218Verslyppe, B., De Smet, W., De Baets, B., De Vos, P., Dawyndt P.StrainInfo introduces electronic passports for microorganisms.10.1016/j.syapm.2013.11.002Syst Appl Microbiol. 37: 42-50 201424321274
20252Curators of the DSMZ Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSM 45460)
30881Barberan A, Caceres Velazquez H, Jones S, Fierer N.Hiding in Plain Sight: Mining Bacterial Species Records for Phenotypic Trait Information10.1128/mSphere.00237-1727211
62916Curators of the CCUG Collection University of Gothenburg (CCUG) (CCUG 62965)
66792Julia Koblitz, Joaquim Sardà, Lorenz Christian Reimer, Boyke Bunk, Jörg OvermannAutomatically annotated for the DiASPora project (Digital Approaches for the Synthesis of Poorly Accessible Biodiversity Information)