Tahibacter soli sp. nov., isolated from soil and Tahibacter amnicola sp. nov., isolated from freshwater

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2023 Apr;73(4). doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.005841.


Two Gram-stain-negative, facultative aerobic, catalase- and oxidase-positive, and non-motile rod bacteria, strains BLT and W38T, that were isolated from soil and freshwater, respectively, were taxonomically characterized. Both strains optimally grew at 30 °C and pH 7.0 in Reasoner's 2A medium and contained ubiquinone-8 as the sole respiratory quinone. As major fatty acids (>10 %), strain BLT contained iso-C15 : 0 and summed features 3 and 9 (comprising iso-C15 : 0 2-OH and/or C16 : 1 ω7c/ω6c and iso-C17 : 1 ω9c and/or C16 : 0 10-methyl, respectively), whereas strain W38T contained iso-C15 : 0, iso-C16 : 0 and summed feature 9. Diphosphatidylglycerol and phosphatidylmonomethylethanolamine as major polar lipids and phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylglycerol as minor polar lipids were detected in both strains. The DNA G+C contents of strains BLT and W38T were 68.3 and 65.3 %, respectively. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene and genome sequences revealed that strains BLT and W38T formed a tight phylogenetic lineage with Tahibacter species, and they shared 98.8 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity and 75.5 % average nucleotide identity (ANI) and 16.6 % digital DNA-DNA hybridization (dDDH) values, indicating that they are different species. Strains BLT and W38T were most closely related to Tahibacter caeni BUT-6T and Tahibacter aquaticus PYM5-11T with 97.7 and 98.0 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities, respectively. ANI and dDDH values between strain BLT and T. caeni BUT-6T and between strain W38T and T. aquaticus DSM 21667T were 78.5 and 21.6% and 75.3 and 21.0 %, respectively. Based on their phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and genomic properties, strains BLT and W38T represent two different novel species of the genus Tahibacter, for which the names Tahibacter soli sp. nov. and Tahibacter amnicola sp. nov. are proposed. The type strains of T. soli and T. amnicola are BLT (=KACC 22831T=JCM 35402T) and W38T (=KACC 22832T=JCM 35749T), respectively.

Keywords: Pseudomonadota; Tahibacter amnicola; Tahibacter soli; freshwater; new taxa; soil.

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Base Composition
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Fatty Acids* / chemistry
  • Fresh Water
  • Phospholipids* / chemistry
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Soil


  • Fatty Acids
  • Phospholipids
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Soil
  • DNA, Bacterial