Rhodanobacter koreensis sp. nov., a bacterium isolated from tomato rhizosphere

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2015 Apr;65(Pt 4):1180-1185. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.000077. Epub 2015 Jan 20.


A Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped and motile bacterium, designated THG-DD7(T), was isolated from tomato plant rhizosphere soil. Strain THG-DD7(T) grew optimally at 25-30 °C, at pH 7.0-7.5 and in the presence of 0.5% (w/v) NaCl. According to the results of 16S rRNA gene sequence comparisons, strain THG-DD7(T) was most closely related to Rhodanobacter umsongensis GR24-2(T) (98.2%), Rhodanobacter panaciterrae LnR5-47(T) (98.0%), Rhodanobacter soli DCY45(T) (97.9%), Rhodanobacter terrae GP18-1(T) (97.9%) and Dyella ginsengisoli Gsoil 3046(T) (97.7%). The DNA G+C content was 65.2 mol%. In DNA-DNA hybridization, the DNA relatedness levels between strain THG-DD7(T) and its closest phylogenetically neighbours were below 40.0%. The predominant isoprenoid quinone was ubiquinone Q-8. The major polar lipids were diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphtidylethanolamine, phosphatidyl-N-methylethanolamine and phosphatidylglycerol. The major fatty acids were iso-C(15 : 0), iso-C(16 : 0), iso-C(17 : 0), anteiso-C(15 : 0) and iso-C(17 : 1)ω9c and/or C(16 : 0) 10-methyl (summed feature 9). These data supported the affiliation of strain THG-DD7(T) to the genus Rhodanobacter . The results of physiological and biochemical tests enabled strain THG-DD7(T) to be differentiated genotypically and phenotypically from the species of the genus Rhodanobacter with validly published names. Therefore, the novel isolate represents a novel species, for which the name Rhodanobacter koreensis sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is THG-DD7(T) ( = KACC 17650(T) = JCM 19614(T)).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Base Composition
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Fatty Acids / chemistry
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • Phospholipids / chemistry
  • Phylogeny*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Republic of Korea
  • Rhizosphere*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Soil Microbiology*
  • Solanum lycopersicum / microbiology*
  • Ubiquinone / chemistry
  • Xanthomonadaceae / classification*
  • Xanthomonadaceae / genetics
  • Xanthomonadaceae / isolation & purification


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Fatty Acids
  • Phospholipids
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Ubiquinone
  • ubiquinone 8

Associated data

  • GENBANK/KF532124