Oceanisphaera marina sp. nov., isolated from a deep-sea seamount

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2017 Jun;67(6):1996-2000. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001906. Epub 2017 Jun 20.


A Gram-stain-negative, rod-shaped, strictly aerobic, motile bacterial strain, designated YM319T, was isolated from a seamount near the Yap Trench in the tropical western Pacific. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that strain YM319T was related to the genus Oceanisphaera and had highest 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities with the type strains Oceanisphaera profunda SM1222T (97.4 %), Oceanisphaera sediminis TW92T (97.3 %) and Oceanisphaera ostreae T-w6T (97.1 %). The predominant cellular fatty acids were summed feature 3 (composed of iso-C15 : 0 2-OH and/or C16 : 1 ω7c), C16 : 0 and C18 : 1ω7c. Strain YM319T had Q-8 as the predominant ubiquinone. The polar lipid profile contained diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine, one unidentified phospholipid and four unidentified lipids. The genomic DNA G+C content of strain YM319T was 54.8 mol%. On the basis of the evidence presented in this study, strain YM319T represents a novel species of the genus Oceanisphaera, for which we propose the name Oceanisphaera marina sp. nov. (type strain YM319T=KACC 18564T=CGMCC 1.15923T).

MeSH terms

  • Aeromonadaceae / classification*
  • Aeromonadaceae / genetics
  • Aeromonadaceae / isolation & purification
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Base Composition
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Fatty Acids / chemistry
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Phospholipids / chemistry
  • Phylogeny*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Seawater / microbiology*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Ubiquinone / chemistry


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