Flavobacterium gilvum sp. nov., isolated from stream water

Su Kyoung Shin, Yongheon Ha, Yong Joon Cho, Soonsung Kwon, Dongeun Yong, Hana Yi

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A cream-coloured, non-gliding, aerobic Flavobacterium strain, designated EM1308T, was isolated from stream water. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that this isolate is closely related to Flavobacterium glycines NBRC 105008T (97.3 % similarity) and Flavobacterium piscis CCUG 60099T (97.2 %). To evaluate the genomic relatedness of the isolate with its neighbours, the whole genome sequences of strain EM1308T and the type strains of F. glycines and F. piscis were determined. Average nucleotide identities revealed that strain EM1308T is independent from other Flavobacterium species. The properties of major cellular fatty acids, polar lipids, menaquinone and DNA G+C content of the isolate were within the general range for the genus Flavobacterium, but many biochemical and physiological characteristics distinguished the isolate from previously known species. Thus, strain EM1308T represents a novel species of the genus Flavobacterium, for which the name Flavobacterium gilvum sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is EM1308T (=KACC 18113T=JCM 30144T).

Original languageEnglish
Article number001594
Pages (from-to)153-157
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Programs through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korea Ministry of Education (2015R1D1A1A01057527) and supported by the Strategic Initiative for Microbiomes in Agriculture and Food funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (916006-2).

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  • ANI
  • Flavobacteriaceae
  • Flavobacterium
  • Stream water
  • dDDH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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