Thalassolituus marinus sp. nov., a hydrocarbon-utilizing marine bacterium

Title
Thalassolituus marinus sp. nov., a hydrocarbon-utilizing marine bacterium
Authors
조장천
Issue Date
2013
Publisher
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY
Series/Report no.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY ; Vol63 no.Pt6 Startpage 2234 Endpage 2238
Abstract
Gram-negative strains, motile by a single polar flagellum, non-pigmented and with a curved rodshaped morphology, designated IMCC1826T and IMCC1883, were isolated from a surface seawater sample from the Yellow Sea. The two strains shared 99.9% 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity and showed 92% DNA?DNA relatedness, suggesting that they belonged to the same genomic species. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that the two isolates were related most closely to the type strain of Thalassolituus oleivorans with a sequence similarity of 96.4% and formed a robust phyletic lineage with T. oleivorans. DNA?DNA relatedness between the two strains and T. oleivorans DSM 14913T was 8.7?11.6 %. A putative alkane hydroxylase (alkB) gene was detected in strain IMCC1826T by PCR, but the amino acid sequence of the gene was distantly related to that of the AlkB homologue of T. oleivorans DSM 14913T. As expected from the presence of the alkB gene, the new strains utilized n-tetradecane and n-hexadecane as a carbon source. The DNA G+C content was 54.6?56.0 mol% and the main isoprenoid quinone detected was Q-9. Polar lipids of strain IMCC1826T included diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine and amino-group-containing lipids. On the basis of taxonomic data obtained in this study, strains IMCC1826T and IMCC1883 represent a novel species of the genus Thalassolituus, for which the name Thalassolituus marinus sp. nov. is proposed, with IMCC1826T (5KCTC 23084T5NBRC 107590T) as the type strain.
URI
http://dspace.inha.ac.kr/handle/10505/33236
ISSN
1466-5026
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