Ichthyenterobacterium magnum gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel member of the family Flavobacteriaceae isolated from olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus).

Ichthyenterobacterium magnum gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel member of the family Flavobacteriaceae isolated from olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus).

Abstract

A novel marine bacterium isolated from the intestine of cultured flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) was studied by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. The isolate was Gram-stain-negative, pleomorphic, aerobic, yellow and oxidase- and catalase-negative. Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that isolate Th6(T) formed a distinct branch within the family Flavobacteriaceae and showed 96.6% similarity to its closest relative, Bizionia hallyeonensis T-y7(T). The DNA G+C content was 29 mol%. The major respiratory quinone was MK-6. The predominant fatty acids were iso-C(15 : 1) G, iso-C(15 : 0), iso-C(15 : 0) 3-OH, iso-C(17 : 0) 3-OH and summed feature 3 (C(15 : 1)ω6c and/or C(16 : 1)ω7c). On the basis of the phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic characteristics, the novel bacterium has been assigned to a novel species of a new genus for which the name Ichthyenterobacterium magnum gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is Th6(T) ( = JCM 18636(T) = KCTC 32140(T)).

No. of Pages
1186–1192
Volume
65
Author's Details
Qismat Shakeela 1, Ahmed Shehzad 1, Kaihao Tang 1, Yunhui Zhang 1, Xiao-Hua Zhang 1
Research Field
Microbiology