Current Microbiology

, Volume 66, Issue 2, pp 197–204 | Cite as

Aeromonas cavernicola sp. nov., isolated from fresh water of a brook in a cavern

  • Antonio Martínez-Murcia
  • Roxana Beaz-Hidalgo
  • Pavel Svec
  • Ma José Saavedra
  • Ma José Figueras
  • Ivo Sedlacek


Aeromonas P2973 was isolated from the water of a brook in a cavern in the Czech Republic. This isolate could not be biochemically identified at the species level, considering all updated species descriptions. Subsequent extensive phenotypic characterisation, DNA–DNA hybridisation, 16S rRNA gene sequencing and a Multi-Locus Phylogenetic Analysis (MLPA) of the concatenated sequence of 7 housekeeping genes (gyrB, rpoD, recA, dnaJ, gyrA, dnaX and atpD; 4705 bp) was employed in an attempt to ascertain the taxonomy of this isolate. Based on this polyphasic approach, we describe a novel species of the genus Aeromonas, for which the name Aeromonas cavernicola sp. nov. is proposed, with strain CCM7641T (DSM24474T, CECT7862T) as the type strain.


Aeromonas Cefoperazone Fosfomycin Aeromonas Species Urocanic Acid 
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Financial support from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (project MSM0021622416) is acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Martínez-Murcia
    • 1
  • Roxana Beaz-Hidalgo
    • 2
  • Pavel Svec
    • 3
  • Ma José Saavedra
    • 4
  • Ma José Figueras
    • 2
  • Ivo Sedlacek
    • 4
  1. 1.Area de Microbiología, EPSOUniversidad Miguel HernándezOrihuelaSpain
  2. 2.Unitat de Microbiologia, Departament de Ciències Mèdiques Bàsiques, Facultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut, IISPVUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliReusSpain
  3. 3.Czech Collection of Microorganisms, Department of Experimental Biology, Faculty of ScienceMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  4. 4.Department of Veterinary SciencesCECAV-University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila RealPortugal

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