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Kangiella chungangensis sp. nov. isolated from a marine sand

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A Gram-negative bacterium, designated CAU 1040(T), which was isolated from marine sand obtained from Jeju Island in South Korea, was characterized as an aerobic rod-shaped organism that that was non-motile, non-spore-forming and halophilic. The bacterium grew optimally at 37 A degrees C, at pH 8, and in the presence of 2 % (w/v) NaCl. The taxonomic classification of CAU 1040(T) was investigated using a polyphasic characterization approach. While phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that CAU 1040(T) belongs to the genus Kangiella, the strain exhibited only 94.4-95.4 % sequence similarity to the previously described Kangiella species. Similar to other Kangiella species, Q-8 was the predominant ubiquionone and iso-C-15:0 was the major cellular fatty acid detected in strain CAU 1040(T). The predominant polar lipids identified were diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, and phosphatidylethanolamine. The G+C content of the CAU 1040(T) genome was 45.3 mol%. The phylogenetic, physiological, biochemical and chemotaxonomic data obtained in this study indicate that strain CAU 1040(T) represents a novel species of the genus Kangiella, for which the name Kangiella chungangensis sp. nov. is hereby proposed. The type strain is CAU 1040(T) (KCTC 42299(T), NBRC 110728(T)).

Publication metadata

Author(s): Kim JH, Ward AC, Kim W

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Year: 2015

Volume: 107

Issue: 5

Pages: 1291-1298

Print publication date: 01/05/2015

Online publication date: 08/03/2015

Acceptance date: 02/03/2015

ISSN (print): 0003-6072

ISSN (electronic): 1572-9699

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s10482-015-0423-5


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