Thalassomonas ganghwensis sp. nov., isolated from tidal flat sediment

Hana Yi, Kyung Sook Bae, Jongsik Chun

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A Gram-negative, aerobic, halophilic bacterium, designated strain JC2041T, was isolated from a sediment sample of getbol, the Korean tidal flat. Results of 16S rDNA sequence analyses indicated a moderate relationship to Thalassomonas viridans within the γ -Proteobacteria (94.9% similarity). Depending on the tree-making algorithm used, the isolate either formed a monophyletic clade with T. viridans or was recovered as a sister group of a class containing the genera Thalassomonas and Colwellia. Phenotypic features of the getbol isolate were similar to those of T. viridans, but several physiological and chemotaxonomic properties, including nitrate reduction, amylase, lecithinase, Tweenase and utilization of 13 carbon sources, distinguished strain JC2041T from T. viridans. The polyphasic data presented in this study indicate that the isolate should be classified as a novel species in the genus Thalassomonas. The name Thalassomonas ganghwensis sp. nov. is therefore proposed for the getbol isolate; the type strain is JC2041T (= IMSNU 14005T = KCTC 12041T = DSM 15355T).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-380
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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