Lysobacter terrigena sp. nov., isolated from a Korean soil sample

  • Weilan Li
  • Nabil Salah Elderiny
  • Leonid N. Ten
  • Seung-Yeol Lee
  • Myung Kyum Kim
  • Hee-Young JungEmail author
Original Paper


A bacterial strain isolated from a soil collected in Jeju Island, designated as 17J7-1T, was Gram-negative, rod-shaped, yellow colored, and motile by gliding. This strain was able to grow at temperature range from 10 to 42 °C, pH 7–9, and tolerated up to 1% NaCl. Analysis of 16S rRNA sequence identified strain 17J7-1T as a member of the genus Lysobacter with close sequence similarity with Lysobacter mobilis 9NM-14T (97.4%), Lysobacter xinjiangensis RCML-52T (97.0%), and Lysobacter humi FJY8T (96.9%). The genomic DNA G + C content of the isolate was 67.9 mol%. DNA–DNA relatedness between strain 17J7-1T and L. mobilis, L. humi, and L. xinjiangensis were 42.3%, 39.5%, and 35.8%, respectively, clearly showing that the isolate is distinct from its closest phylogenetic neighbors in the genus Lysobacter. Average nucleotide identity (ANI) and digital DNA–DNAhybridization (dDDH) values between strain 17J7-1T and L. enzymogenes ATCC 29487T, the type species of this genus, and several other close Lysobacter species were less than 77% and 22%, respectively. Major fatty acids were C16:0 iso (29.8%), summed feature 9 (C17:1 iso ω9c/C16:0 10-methyl; 20.1%), and C15:0 iso (17.7%). The predominant respiratory quinone was ubiquinone Q-8 and the major polar lipids were phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylglycerol, and diphosphatidylglycerol. In the light of the polyphasic evidence accumulated in this study, strain 17J7-1T is considered to represent a novel species in the genus Lysobacter, for which name Lysobacter terrigena sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is 17J7-1T (= KCTC 62217T = JCM 33057T).


Lysobacter Lysobacteraceae Soil bacteria 



This research was supported by Kyungpook National University Development Project Research Fund, 2018.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weilan Li
    • 1
  • Nabil Salah Elderiny
    • 1
  • Leonid N. Ten
    • 1
  • Seung-Yeol Lee
    • 1
  • Myung Kyum Kim
    • 2
  • Hee-Young Jung
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Applied BiosciencesKyungpook National UniversityDaeguRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Bio and Environmental TechnologySeoul Women’s UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Institute of Plant MedicineKyungpook National UniversityDaeguRepublic of Korea

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