Mucilaginibacter dorajii sp. nov., isolated from the rhizosphere of Platycodon grandiflorum

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2010 Aug 1;309(2):130-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2010.02026.x. Epub 2010 May 29.


A Gram-negative, nonmotile and rod-shaped bacterial strain was isolated from the rhizosphere of Platycodon grandiflorum in a study of bacterial diversity, and its taxonomic position was investigated by a genotypic and phenotypic analysis. This isolate, designated as DR-f4, grew at 4-30 degrees C (optimally at 20-25 degrees C) and in the presence of 0-1% (w/v) NaCl. It contained MK-7 as the predominant menaquinone. The isolate had activities of catalase, oxidase and beta-galactosidase and hydrolyzed aesculin, casein, carboxymethyl-cellulose, starch and L-tyrosine. The major cellular fatty acids were summed feature 3 (C(16:1)omega7c and/or iso-C(15:0) 2OH) and iso-C(15:0). The DNA G+C content was 42.6 mol%. This isolate belonged to the genus Mucilaginibacter based on phylogenetic analysis using 16S rRNA gene sequences. The nearest phylogenetic neighbors of strain DR-f4(T) were Mucilaginibacter lappiensis ANJL12(T) and Mucilaginibacter rigui WPCB133(T), with 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity levels of 96.9% and 96.4%, respectively. The genotypic and phenotypic evidence suggests that strain DR-f4(T) should be classified as a novel species, for which the name Mucilaginibacter dorajii sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain for the novel species is DR-f4(T) (=KACC 14556(T)=JCM 16601(T)).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacteroidetes / classification
  • Bacteroidetes / genetics
  • Bacteroidetes / isolation & purification*
  • Bacteroidetes / metabolism
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • DNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • Fatty Acids / metabolism
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Platycodon / microbiology*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Soil Microbiology*


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • Fatty Acids
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

Associated data

  • GENBANK/GU139697