Archives of Microbiology

, Volume 197, Issue 4, pp 513–520 | Cite as

Bacillus dabaoshanensis sp. nov., a Cr(VI)-tolerant bacterium isolated from heavy-metal-contaminated soil

Original Paper


A Cr(VI)-tolerant, Gram-staining-positive, rod-shaped, endospore-forming and facultative anaerobic bacterium, designated as GSS04T, was isolated from a heavy-metal-contaminated soil. Strain GSS04T was Cr(VI)-tolerant with a minimum inhibitory concentration of 600 mg l−1 and was capable of reducing Cr(VI) under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Growth occurred with presence of 0–3 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum 1 %), at pH 5.5–10.0 (optimum pH 7.0) and 15–50 °C (optimum 30–37 °C). The main respiratory quinone was MK-7 and the major fatty acids were anteiso-C15:0 and iso-C15:0. The DNA G+C content was 41.1 mol%. The predominant polar lipid was diphosphatidylglycerol. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity, the closest phylogenetic relative was Bacillus shackletonii DSM 18868T (97.6 %). The DNA–DNA hybridization between GSS04T and its closest relatives revealed low relatedness (<70 %). The results of phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and genotypic analyses clearly indicated that strain GSS04T represents a novel species of the genus Bacillus, for which the name Bacillus dabaoshanensis sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is GSS04T (=CCTCC AB 2013260T = KCTC 33191T).


Bacillus dabaoshanensis sp. nov. Cr(VI)-tolerant bacterium Taxonomy Polyphasic characterization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Food Science and TechnologyShanghai Ocean UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Guangdong Institute of Eco-Environmental and Soil SciencesGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.Chinese Research Academy of Environmental SciencesBeijingChina

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