Gillisia myxillae sp. nov., a novel member of the family Flavobacteriaceae, isolated from the marine sponge Myxilla incrustans

On On Lee, Stanley C.K. Lau, Mandy M.Y. Tsoi, Xiancui Li, Ioulia Plakhotnikova, Sergey Dobretsov, Madeline C.S. Wu, Po Keung Wong, Pei Yuan Qian*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A yellow-pigmented, Gram-negative, rod-shaped, strictly aerobic bacterium (strain UST050418-085T) was isolated from the surface of a marine sponge, Myxilla incrustans, at Friday Harbor, WA, USA. The DNA G+C content of this strain was 34.6 mol%. The predominant fatty acids were i15:0, a15:0, i15:1, i16:0, i17:0 3-OH, 17:0 2-OH and summed feature 3, comprising i15:0 2-OH and/or 16:1 ω7c (altogether representing 69.0% of the total fatty acids). MK-6 was the only respiratory quinone detected. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that the closest relatives of UST050418-085T were members of the genus Gillisia, with sequence similarities of 93.2-96.6%. Strain UST050418-085T differed from its closest relatives by 11 to 18 phenotypic traits. Molecular evidence and phenotypic characteristics suggest that strain UST050418-085T represents a novel species within the genus Gillisia. The name Gillisia myxillae sp. nov. is proposed, with UST050418-085T (=JCM 13546T=NRRL B-41416T) as the type strain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1795-1799
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Volume56
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Gillisia myxillae sp. nov., a novel member of the family Flavobacteriaceae, isolated from the marine sponge Myxilla incrustans'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this