Zooshikella ganghwensis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from tidal flat sediments

Hana Yi, Young H. Chang, Hyun Woo Oh, Kyung Sook Bae, Jongsik Chun

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Abstract

Two red pigment-producing bacterial strains with a metallic green sheen were isolated from a sediment sample of getbol, the Korean tidal flat. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rDNA sequences showed that these isolates represent a phyletic lineage within the γ-Proteobacteria that is distantly related to the genus Hahella. No bacterial species with validly published names showed ≥92% 16S rRNA similarity with the getbol isolates. The strains were Gram-negative, chemo-organotrophic, aerobic and required NaCl (1-7%) for growth. They produced pigments with maximum absorption at 540 nm, which indicated the presence of prodigiosin, a well-known red pigment previously detected in Serratia marcescens. The major isoprenoid quinone was ubiquinone-9. The predominant cellular fatty acids were saturated and monounsaturated straight-chain fatty acids. The DNA G+C contents ranged from 40 to 42 mol%. The combination of physiological, biochemical and chemotaxonomic data clearly separated the test strains from other phylogenetically related genera in the γ-Proteobacteria. On the basis of polyphasic evidence from this study, it is proposed that the two getbol isolates should be classified in a novel genus, Zooshikella gen. nov., as Zooshikella ganghwensis sp. nov.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1013-1018
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes

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Proteobacteria
tidal flat
Pigments
pigment
Sediments
Prodigiosin
Fatty Acids
pigments
Hahella
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids
sediments
Serratia marcescens
new species
Terpenes
Base Composition
Monounsaturated fatty acids
fatty acid
Ribosomal DNA
Saturated fatty acids
sediment

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology

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Zooshikella ganghwensis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from tidal flat sediments. / Yi, Hana; Chang, Young H.; Oh, Hyun Woo; Bae, Kyung Sook; Chun, Jongsik.

In: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Vol. 53, No. 4, 01.07.2003, p. 1013-1018.

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Yi, Hana ; Chang, Young H. ; Oh, Hyun Woo ; Bae, Kyung Sook ; Chun, Jongsik. / Zooshikella ganghwensis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from tidal flat sediments. In: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2003 ; Vol. 53, No. 4. pp. 1013-1018.
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