Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 30445500
Link to DOI – 10.1093/femsle/fny272
FEMS Microbiol Lett 2018 Dec; 365(24):
Three heterocytous cyanobacterial strains were isolated from different habitats of Central India, and initial morphological studies indicated them to be members of the genus Nostoc or other closely related genera. Subsequent studies using morphological, ecological, molecular and phylogenetic methods indicated the three strains to be new members of the genera Aliinostoc and Desmonostoc. Folding of the D1-D1′ helix of the ITS region clearly differentiated the three strains from the other closely related strains, thus providing final indications of the strains being different and new additions to the genera Aliinostoc and Desmonostoc. In accordance with the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants, we establish three new species: Aliinostoc tiwarii sp. nov, Aliinostoc soli sp. nov. and Desmonostoc magnisporum sp. nov. along with reclassifying Nostoc punensis as Desmonostoc punense comb. nov.