Description of Idiomarina insulisalsae sp. nov., isolated from the soil of a sea salt evaporation pond, proposal to transfer the species of the genus Pseudidiomarina to the genus Idiomarina and emended description of the genus Idiomarina.

Taborda, Marco, Antunes, André, Nobre, M Fernanda, Tiago, Igor, Veríssimo, António and da Costa, Milton S (2009) Description of Idiomarina insulisalsae sp. nov., isolated from the soil of a sea salt evaporation pond, proposal to transfer the species of the genus Pseudidiomarina to the genus Idiomarina and emended description of the genus Idiomarina. Systematic and applied microbiology, 32 (6). pp. 371-378. ISSN 0723-2020 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.syapm.2009.06.005

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Abstract

A halophilic, aerobic Gram-negative bacterium, designated strain CVS-6T, was isolated from a sea salt evaporation pond on the Island of Sal in the Cape Verde Archipelago. Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed a clear affiliation of the organism with members of the family Idiomarinaceae. Sequence similarities between CVS-6T and the type strains of the species of the genera Pseudidiomarina and Idiomarina ranged from 93.7% to 96.9%. The major isoprenoid quinone was ubiquinone 8 (Q-8). The major cellular fatty acids were 15:0 iso (21.8%), 17:0 iso (12.5%), 17:1 iso o9c (10.7%), and 16:1 o7c (10.6%). The DNA G+C content was 51.6 mol%. The species represented by strain CVS-6T could be distinguished from the species of the genera Pseudidiomarina and Idiomarina; however, it was not possible to distinguish both genera from each other using the phenotypic or chemotaxonomic characteristics examined. Consequently, we propose that the species classified in the genus Pseudidiomarina should be transferred to the genus Idiomarina. We also propose that, on the basis of physiological and biochemical characteristics, strain CVS-6T ( ¼ LMG 23123 ¼ CIP 108836) represents a new species which we name Idiomarina insulisalsae.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Biology
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2016 11:46
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/7452

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