Closed genome sequences of staphylococcus lloydii sp. Nov. and staphylococcus durrellii sp. nov. isolated from captive fruit bats (Pteropus livingstonii)

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The increasing availability of whole genome sequencing of bacteria has accelerated the discovery of novel species which may not have been easy to discriminate using standard phenotypic or single gene methods. Phylogenomic analysis of genome sequences from a collection of coagulase-negative staphylococcal species isolated from captive fruit bats revealed two clus-ters which were close to Staphylococcus kloosii. To assess the relatedness of the strains we used digital DNA–DNA hybridization (dDDH) and two methods for average nucleotide identity (ANI) computation which predicted two novel species having dDDH less than 70% and ANI less than 95%. We propose these species as Staphylococcus lloydii sp. nov. (type strain 23_2_7_LYT=NCTC 14453T=DSM 111639T) and Staphylococcus durrellii sp. nov (type strain 27_4_6_LYT=NCTC 14454T=DSM 111640T).

Original languageEnglish
Article number004715
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number3
Early online date18 Mar 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Mar 2021


  • Livingstone’s bats
  • Staphylococcus durrellii
  • Staphylococcus kloosii
  • Staphylococcus lloydii

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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