Phylogenetic tree highlighting the position of S. azurea relative to the type strains of the other species within the family Pseudonocardiaceae. The tree was inferred from 1,386 aligned characters [20,21] of the 16S rRNA gene sequence under the maximum likelihood (ML) criterion . Rooting was done initially using the midpoint method  and then checked for its agreement with the current classification (Table 1). The branches are scaled in terms of the expected number of substitutions per site. Numbers adjacent to the branches are support values from 550 ML bootstrap replicates  (left) and from 1,000 maximum parsimony bootstrap replicates  (right) if larger than 60%. Lineages with type strain genome sequencing projects registered in GOLD  are labeled with one asterisk, those also listed as ‘Complete and Published’ with two asterisks [8,27,28]. Actinopolyspora iraqiensis Ruan et al. 1994 was ignored in the tree. The species was proposed to be a later heterotypic synonym of S. halophila , although the name A. iraqiensis would have had priority over S. halophila. This taxonomic problem will soon be resolved with regard to the genomes of A. iraqiensis and S. halophila, which were both part of CSP 312.