Title Viridibacterium curvum gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from freshwater
Author Ji Young Kang1, Jeesun Chun2, Young Cheol Jung2, and Kwang Yeop Jahng2,3*
Address 1Industrial Microbiology and Bioprocess Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Jeongeup 56212, Republic of Korea, 2Department of Life Sciences, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju 54896, Republic of Korea, 3Research Center for Bioactive Materials, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju 54896, Republic of Korea
Bibliography Journal of Microbiology, 55(7),514–519, 2017,
DOI 10.1007/s12275-017-7003-5
Key Words Viridibacterium curvum gen. nov., sp. nov., Rhodocyclaceae
Abstract A Gram stain-negative, yellowish green-pigmented, facultatively anaerobic, motile, curved rod-shaped bacterium designated as strain JJ016T was isolated from an artificial lake in South Korea, and characterized using a polyphasic approach. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain JJ016T indicated that the isolate belonged to the family Rhodocyclaceae and exhibited 95.0% identity to Uliginosibacterium gangwonense 5YN10-9T. The major cellular fatty acids of the novel strain were summed feature 3 (C16:1 ω6c and/or C16:1 ω7c), C16:0, C14:0, and summed feature 8 (C18:1 ω7c and/or C18:1 ω6c). The DNA G+C content of strain JJ016T was 61.9 mol%. The major respiratory quinone and major polar lipid of strain JJ016T were ubiquinone-8 and phosphatidylethanolamine, respectively. Based on the morphological and physiological properties and the biochemical evidence presented, we concluded that strain JJ016T represents a novel species of a new genus in the family Rhodocyclaceae, for which the name Viridibacterium curvum gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is JJ016T (=KACC 16899T =JCM 18715T).