Kushneria konosiri sp. nov., isolated from the Korean salt-fermented seafood Daemi-jeot

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2017 Sep;67(9):3576-3582. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002170. Epub 2017 Sep 4.


A halophilic bacterial strain, X49T, was isolated from the Korean traditional salt-fermented seafood Daemi-jeot. X49T was an obligately aerobic, Gram-stain-negative, motile, oval or rod-shaped (0.5-1.0×1.2-3.2 µm) bacterium. After 2 days of growth, colonies on Marine agar medium were orange and circular with entire margins. X49T growth was detected at 10-37 °C and pH 4.5-8.5 in the presence of 0-26 % (w/v) NaCl. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain X49T was most similar to that of the type strain of Kushneria marisflavi SW32T and shared a sequence similarity of 94.7-98.6 % with type strains of species of the genus Kushneria. The predominant fatty acids were C16 : 0, C18 : 1ω7c and C12 : 0 3OH. The major isoprenoid quinone was Q9 (93 %), and minor quinones were Q8 (4 %) and Q10 (3 %). The polar lipids were diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylserine, two unidentified aminolipids, two unidentified phospholipids and two unidentified lipids. The genomic DNA G+C content was 59.1 mol%. The level of the ANI value between strain X49T and K. marisflavi SW32T, the most closely related species of the genus Kushneria, was 89.32 %. Based on the low ANI value, strain X49T and its reference strains represent genotypically distinct species. Based on this polyphasic taxonomic analysis, strain X49T represents a novel species of the genus Kushneria. The name Kushneria konosiri sp. nov. is proposed and the type strain is X49T (=KACC 14623T=JCM 16805T).

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Base Composition
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Fatty Acids / chemistry
  • Fermentation
  • Food Microbiology*
  • Halomonadaceae / classification*
  • Halomonadaceae / genetics
  • Halomonadaceae / isolation & purification
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • Phospholipids / chemistry
  • Phylogeny*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Republic of Korea
  • Seafood / microbiology*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Vitamin K 2 / analogs & derivatives
  • Vitamin K 2 / chemistry


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Fatty Acids
  • Phospholipids
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Vitamin K 2
  • menaquinone 9