Gemmobacter lutimaris sp. nov., a marine bacterium isolated from a tidal flat

Yeonjae Yoo, Dong Wan Lee, Hanbyul Lee, Bong Oh Kwon, Jong Seong Khim, Un Hyuk Yim, Hongjae Park, Byeonghyeok Park, In Geol Choi, Beom Seok Kim, Seong Woo Jeon, Gyu Hyeok Kim, Jae Jin Kim

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A novel cream-pigmented marine bacterium, designated strain YJ-T1-11T, was isolated from a tidal flat at Yeongjong-do, Republic of Korea. Cells were rod-shaped, non-motile, aerobic, Gram-reaction-negative, oxidase-positive and catalasepositive. Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that strain YJ-T1-11T clustered with Gemmobacter fontiphilus JS43T (98.3%) within the genus Gemmobacter and its closest neighbours were G.emmobacter aquatilis DSM 3857T (98.5%), Gemmobacter aquaticus A1-9T (98.4%), Gemmobacter lanyuensis Orc-4T (98.4%), Gemmobacter fontiphilus JS43T (98.3%), Gemmobacter caeni DCA-1T (98.2%), Gemmobacter nanjingensis Y12T (97.5%) and Gemmobacter tilapiae Ruye-53T (97.2%). Average nucleotide identity values between the genome sequences of strain YJ-T1-11T and the related type strains ranged from 77.08 to 90.48%. The predominant fatty acid of strain YJ-T1-11T was summed feature 8 (comprising C18: 1ω7c and/or C18: 1ω6c). The major isoprenoid quinone was Q-10 and the DNA G+C content was 65.6 mol%. The polar lipid profile consisted of phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine, diphosphatidylglycerol and three unidentified lipids. The DNA–DNA relatedness values between strain YJ-T1-11T and the type strains of the 12 phylogenetically related species of the genus Gemmobacter were 23.6–53.7%. On the basis of the genotypic, chemotaxonomic and phenotypic data, strain YJ-T1-11T is considered to represent a novel species of the genus Gemmobacter, for which the name Gemmobacter lutimaris sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is YJ-T1-11T (=KCTC 62715T =JCM 32828T).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1676-1681
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun

Bibliographical note

Funding 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 (NIBR201839202).

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  • Gemmobacter
  • Polyphasic approach
  • Proteobacteria
  • Tidal flat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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