Cochleicola gelatinilyticus gen. Nov., sp. nov., isolated from a marine gastropod, reichia luteostoma

Su Kyoung Shin, Eunji Kim, Sungmi Choi, Hana Yi

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A yellow, rod-shaped, non-motile, gram-negative, and strictly aerobic bacterial strain, designated LPB0005T, was isolated from a marine gastropod, Reichia luteostoma. Here the genome sequence was determined, which comprised 3,395,737 bp with 2,962 protein-coding genes. The DNA G+C content was 36.3 mol%. The 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that the isolate represents a novel genus and species in the family Flavobacteriaceae, with relatively low sequence similarities to other closely related genera. The isolate showed chemotaxonomic properties within the range reported for the family Flavobacteriaceae, but possesses many physiological and biochemical characteristics that distinguished it from species in the closely related genera Ulvibacter, Jejudonia, and Aureitalea. Based on phylogenetic, phenotypic, and genomic analyses, strain LPB0005T represents a novel genus and species, for which the name Cochleicola gelatinilyticus gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is LPB0005T (= KACC 18693T = JCM 31218T).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1439-1445
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of microbiology and biotechnology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We are grateful to Dr. Aharon Oren for help with the nomenclature. This study was supported by the Survey of Korean Indigenous Species program through the National Institute of Biological Resources funded by the Korean Ministry of Environment, and the Basic Science Research Programs through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korean Ministry of Education(2015R1D1A1A01057527).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 by The Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology.


  • Cochleicola gelatinilyticus
  • Flavobacteriaceae
  • Novel species
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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