'Aeromonas intestinalis' and 'Aeromonas enterica' isolated from human faeces, 'Aeromonas crassostreae' from oyster and 'Aeromonas aquatilis' isolated from lake water represent novel species

New Microbes New Infect. 2016 Nov 24:15:74-76. doi: 10.1016/j.nmni.2016.11.019. eCollection 2017 Jan.


Four Aeromonas strains from clinical and environmental samples differed from known species on the basis of rpoD gene sequence. Multilocus phylogenetic analysis and in silico DNA-DNA hybridization confirmed them as four new species even though their 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity with their closest relatives was >98.7%, as occurred for other Aeromonas spp.

Keywords: Aeromonas; faeces; new species; oysters; taxonomy; water.