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Alvarez-Perez S, Baker LJ, Morris MM, Tsuji K, Sanchez VA, Fukami T, Vannette RL, Lievens B, Hendry TA (2021)  Acinetobacter pollinis sp. nov., Acinetobacter baretiae sp. nov. and Acinetobacter rathckeae sp. nov., isolated from floral nectar and honey bees. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 71(5):004783.  https://www-microbiologyresearch-org.stanford.idm.oclc.org/content/journ...

Year Published: 2021
Abstract: 

A detailed evaluation of eight bacterial isolates from floral nectar and animal visitors to flowers shows evidence that they represent three novel species in the genus . Phylogenomic analysis shows the closest relatives of these new isolates are and , previously described species associated with floral nectar and bees, but high genome-wide sequence divergence defines these isolates as novel species. Pairwise comparisons of the average nucleotide identity of the new isolates compared to known species is extremely low (<83 %), thus confirming that these samples are representative of three novel species, for which the names  sp. nov.,  sp. nov. and  sp. nov. are proposed. The respective type strains are SCC477 (=TSD-214=LMG 31655), B10A (=TSD-213=LMG 31702) and EC24 (=TSD-215=LMG 31703=DSM 111781).  [link to publication]

Article Title: 
Acinetobacter pollinis sp. nov., Acinetobacter baretiae sp. nov. and Acinetobacter rathckeae sp. nov., isolated from floral nectar and honey bees.