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. 2017 Feb;110(2):187-194.
doi: 10.1007/s10482-016-0789-z. Epub 2016 Oct 21.

Pseudoruegeria Marinistellae Sp. Nov., Isolated From an Unidentified Starfish in Sanya, China


Pseudoruegeria Marinistellae Sp. Nov., Isolated From an Unidentified Starfish in Sanya, China

Yanfeng Zhang et al. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. .


A taxonomic study was carried out on a Gram-stain negative, rod-shaped, non-flagellated, and facultatively anaerobic bacterial strain designated as strain SF-16T, which was isolated from an unidentified starfish in Sanya, China. Strain SF-16T was found to be 5.0-7.0 μm long, and oxidase and catalase positive. Cell growth was observed at pH 6.0-8.5 (optimum, 7.0-8.0), temperatures of 10-41 °C (optimum, 25-30 °C), and salinities of 0-12 % (optimum, 3.0-6.0 %). The predominant fatty acids (>20 %) were found to be C18:1 ω7c and/or C18:1 ω6c (summed feature 8). Ubiquinone 10 was identified as the predominant quinone for strain SF-16T. The polar lipids were identified as diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylglycerol, two unidentified aminolipids, two unidentified lipids, and three unidentified phospholipids. The DNA G+C content of the genomic DNA of strain SF-16T was determined to be 63.0 mol%. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene showed that strain SF-16T belongs to the genus Pseudoruegeria and is closely related to Pseudoruegeria sabulilitoris GJMS-35T (98.42 % similarity). The ANI value between strain SF-16T and P. sabulilitoris GJMS-35T was found to be 74.98 %, and DNA-DNA hybridization value was 21.1 ± 2.3 % in silico and 57 % in vitro. Based on the low level of the genetic relatedness, phylogenetic and phenotypic data, a novel species Pseudoruegeria marinistellae sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is SF-16T (=MCCC 1K01155T = KCTC 42910T).

Keywords: Polyphasic approach; Proteobacteria; Pseudoruegeria marinistellae sp. nov.; Starfish.

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