Rummeliibacillus suwonensis sp. nov., isolated from soil collected in a mountain area of South Korea

J Microbiol. 2013 Apr;51(2):268-72. doi: 10.1007/s12275-013-3126-5. Epub 2013 Apr 27.


A Gram-positive, facultatively aerobic, rod-shaped, non-motile, terminal spore-forming bacterium, designated strain G20(T), was isolated from soil collected in a mountain region of Suwon, South Korea. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity, this strain was shown to be related to Rummeliibacillus pycnus NBRC 101231(T) (97.4%) and Rummeliibacillus stabekisii KSC-SF6g(T) (95.7%). DNA-DNA hybridization studies showed 42% and 50% similarity of strain G20(T) with R. pycnus NBRC 101231(T) and R. stabekisii KSC-SF6g(T), respectively. The DNA G content of G20(T) was 37.8 mol%, the major cellular fatty acids were iso-C15:0 and anteiso-C15:0, and the predominant menaquinones were MK-7 and MK-8. On the basis of phylogenetic, chemotaxonomic, and phenotypic characteristics, we propose this strain to be a novel species and the third member of genus Rummeliibacillus. We suggest the name Rummeliibacillus suwonensis sp. nov. The type strain is G20(T) (KACC 17316(T) =KEMB 9005-003(T) =JCM 19065(T)).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Base Composition
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • DNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • Fatty Acids / metabolism
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phylogeny
  • Planococcaceae / classification
  • Planococcaceae / genetics
  • Planococcaceae / isolation & purification*
  • Planococcaceae / metabolism
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Republic of Korea
  • Soil Microbiology*


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