A novel bacterial strain, NIBR3T, was isolated from a Microcystis aeruginosa culture. Strain NIBR3T was characterized as Gramnegative, rod-shaped, catalase-and oxidase-positive, and aerobic. The 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that strain NIBR3T was most closely related to Mesorhizobium carbonis B2.3T (=KCTC 52461), Mesorhizobium oceanicum B7T (=KCTC 42783) and Mesorhizobium qingshengii CCBAU 33460T (=HAMBI 3277), at 98.7, 97.2 and 97.2% similarity, respectively. Our phylogenetic analyses revealed that three strains [strain NIBR3T with the previously reported two Mesorhizobium species (M. carbonis B2.3T and M. oceanicum B7T)] formed a distinct cluster from other Mesorhizobium type strains. The average nucleotide identity of strain NIBR3T relative to M. carbonis B2.3T, M. oceanicum B7T, and M. qingshengii CCBAU 33460T was found to be 84.3, 79.4 and 75.8 %, with average amino-acid identities of 85.1, 74.8 and 64.3 %, and digital DNA–DNA hybridization values of 27.6, 22.6 and 20.7 %, respectively. The genome size and genomic DNA G+C content of NIBR3T were 6.1 Mbp and 67.9 mol%, respectively. Growth of strain NIBR3T was observed at 23–45 °C (optimum, 33 °C), at pH 6–11 (optimum, 8) and in the presence of 0–4 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum, 0 %). The major polar lipids in this novel strain were phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylmethylethanolamine. The predominant respiratory quinone was Q-10. Summed feature 8 (C18: 1 ω7c and/or C18: 1 ω6c) was the most abundant cellular fatty acid in strain NIBR3T. Based on genotypic characteristics using our genomic data, strain NIBR3T was identified as a member of new genus, Aquibium gen. nov., with the two aforementioned stains. The type strain f the novel species, Aquibium microcysteis sp. nov., is NIBR3T (=KACC 22092T=HAMBI 3738T). We also reclassified Mesorhizobium carbonis and M. oceanicum as Aquibium carbonis comb. nov. and A. oceanicum comb. nov., respectively.
|Journal||International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by a grant from the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), funded by the Ministry of Environment (MOE) of the Republic of Korea (NIBR202002108).
© 2022 The Authors.
- Microcystis aeruginosa
- Ubiquinone Q10
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics