Current Microbiology

, Volume 58, Issue 5, pp 511–515 | Cite as

Marinobacterium marisflavi sp. nov., Isolated from a Costal Seawater

  • Hana Kim
  • Hyun-Myung Oh
  • Seung-Jo Yang
  • Jung-Sook Lee
  • Jae-Sang Hong
  • Jang-Cheon Cho


A marine bacterium designated strain IMCC4074T was isolated from surface seawater collected off Incheon Port, the Yellow Sea, and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomy. The strain was Gram-negative, chemoheterotrophic, slightly halophilic, strictly aerobic, and motile rods. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence comparisons, the strain was most closely related to Marinobacterium litorale KCTC 12756T (93.9%) and shared low 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities with members of the genus Marinobacterium (91.8–93.9%) and the genus Neptunomonas (93.4%) in the order Oceanospirillales. Phylogenetic analyses showed that this marine isolate formed an independent phyletic line within the genus Marinobacterium clade. The DNA G+C composition of the strain was 56.0 mol% and the predominant constituents of the cellular fatty acids were C16:0 (28.0%), C16:1 ω7c and/or iso-C15:0 2-OH (19.3%), C18:1 ω7c (17.8%), and C17:1 cyclo (12.5%), which differentiated the strain from other Marinobacterium species. Based on the taxonomic data collected in this study, only a distant relationship could be found between strain IMCC4074T and other members of the genus Marinobacterium, thus the strain represents a novel species of the genus Marinobacterium, for which the name Marinobacterium marisflavi sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain of Marinobacterium marisflavi is IMCC4074T (= KCTC 12757T = LMG 23873T).


Nile Blue Cellular Fatty Acid Profile Succinamic Acid Artificial Seawater Medium Oceanospirillales 
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This study was supported by an Inha University Research Grant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hana Kim
    • 1
  • Hyun-Myung Oh
    • 1
  • Seung-Jo Yang
    • 1
  • Jung-Sook Lee
    • 2
  • Jae-Sang Hong
    • 1
  • Jang-Cheon Cho
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Biology and Ocean SciencesInha UniversityIncheonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Korean Collection for Type Cultures, Biological Resource CenterKorea Research Institute of Bioscience and BiotechnologyDaejeonRepublic of Korea

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