Current Microbiology

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 221–229 | Cite as

Description ofOceanospirillum kriegii sp. nov. andO. jannaschii sp. nov. and assignment of two species ofAlteromonas to this genus asO. commune comb. nov. andO. vagum comb. nov

  • Ron D. Bowditch
  • Linda Baumann
  • Paul Baumann


Immunological studies of Fe-containing superoxide dismutase (FeSOD) and glutamine synthetase (GS) have established a close relationship betweenOceanospirillum linum (the type species of the genus),O. beijerinckii, Alteromonas communis, A. vaga, and two unnamed species of marine bacteria (groups H-1 and I-1). The four latter species have, consequently, been assigned to the genusOceanospirillum asO. commune comb. nov.,O. vagum comb. nov.,O. kriegii sp. nov. (group H-1; type strain 197, ATCC 27133), andO. jannaschii sp. nov. (group I-1; type strain 207, ATCC 27135). The phenotypic properties of these species are presented together with their distinguishing traits.


Superoxide Glutamine Superoxide Dismutase Type Strain Type Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ron D. Bowditch
    • 1
  • Linda Baumann
    • 1
  • Paul Baumann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BacteriologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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