Burkholderia monticola sp. Nov., isolated from mountain soil

Inwoo Baek, Boram Seo, Imchang Lee, Hana Yi, Jongsik Chun

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An ivory/yellow, Gram-stain-negative, short-rod-shaped, aerobic bacterial strain, designated JC2948T, was isolated from a soil sample taken from Gwanak Mountain, Republic of Korea. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that strain JC2948T belongs to the genus Burkholderia. The test strain showed highest sequence similarities to Burkholderia tropica LMG 22274T(97.6%), Burkholderia acidipaludis NBRC 101816T (97.5%), Burkholderia tuberum LMG 21444T (97.5%), Burkholderia sprentiae LMG 27175T (97.4%), Burkholderia terricola LMG 20594T (97.3%) and Burkholderia diazotrophica LMG 26031T (97.1%). Based on average nucleotide identity (ANI) values, the new isolate represents a novel genomic species as it shows less than 90% ANI values with other closely related species. Also, other phylosiological and biochemical comparisons allowed the phenotypic differentiation of strain JC2948T from other members of the genus Burkholderia. Therefore, we suggest that this strain should be classified as the type strain of a novel species of the genus Burkholderia. The name Burkholderia monticola sp. nov. (type strain, JC2948T5JCM 19904T5KACC 17924T) is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)504-509
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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