Ferrimonas pelagia sp. nov., isolated from seawater

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2013 Sep;63(Pt 9):3175-3179. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.047332-0. Epub 2013 Feb 22.


A Gram-stain-negative bacterium, designated strain CBA4601(T), was isolated from a seawater sample obtained off the coast of Jeju Island, Korea. The organism grew in the presence of 0-4% (w/v) NaCl and at 20-35 °C and pH 7.0-9.0, with optimal growth in 2% NaCl, and at 25 °C and pH 8.0. Phylogenetic trees based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain CBA4601(T) was related to the genus Ferrimonas within the class Gammaproteobacteria. 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity between strain CBA4601(T) and Ferrimonas marina A4D-4(T), the most closely related species, was 96.9%. The G+C content of the genomic DNA from strain CBA4601(T) was 54.2 mol%, and the isoprenoid quinones menaquinone 7 (MK-7), ubiquinone 7 (Q-7) and ubiquinone 8 (Q-8) were detected. The major fatty acids were C(17:1)ω8c, C(18:1)ω9c and C(16:0), and the major polar lipids were phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylglycerol and an unidentified ninhydrin-positive phospholipid. On the basis of this taxonomic study using a polyphasic approach, strain CBA4601(T) represents a novel species of the genus Ferrimonas, for which the name Ferrimonas pelagia sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is CBA4601(T) ( =KACC 16695(T) =KCTC 32029(T) =JCM 18401(T)).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Base Composition
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Fatty Acids / analysis
  • Gammaproteobacteria / classification*
  • Gammaproteobacteria / genetics
  • Gammaproteobacteria / isolation & purification
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • Phylogeny*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Republic of Korea
  • Seawater / microbiology*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Ubiquinone / analysis
  • Vitamin K 2 / analogs & derivatives
  • Vitamin K 2 / analysis
  • Water Microbiology


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Fatty Acids
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Vitamin K 2
  • Ubiquinone
  • menaquinone 7
  • ubiquinone 8
  • ubiquinone 7

Associated data

  • GENBANK/JQ780822