Pedobacter pollutisoli sp. nov., Isolated from Tetrabromobisphenol A-Contaminated Soil

  • Yang Mu
  • Zhuang Ke
  • Chen-Xi Feng
  • Xiao-Wei Wang
  • Xiao-Wen Wang
  • Hong-Mei Wang
  • Qing ChenEmail author
  • Jian He


A Gram-stain negative, strictly aerobic, non-spore forming, non-motile, rod-shaped bacterium, designated TBBPA-24T, was isolated from tetrabromobisphenol A-contaminated soil in China. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain TBBPA-24T was most closely related to Pedobacter nanyangensis Q4T (96.5%) and Pedobacter ‘zeaxanthinifaciens’ TDMA-5T (96.1%). Chemotaxonomic analysis revealed that strain TBBPA-24T possessed MK-7 as the major respiratory quinone and lipid, aminolipid, phospholipid, phosphatidylethanolamine, and phosphoaminolipid as the major polar lipid. The major fatty acids were iso-C15:0 (40.2%), summed feature 3 (C16:1ω6c and/or C16:1ω7c, 25.6%) and iso-C17:0 3-OH (16.4%). The genomic DNA G+C content of strain TBBPA-24T was 43.9 mol%. Based on the phylogenetic, phenotypic characteristics, and chemotaxonomic data, strain TBBPA-24T is considered a novel species of the genus Pedobacter, for which the name Pedobacter pollutisoli sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain TBBPA-24T (= KCTC 62314T = CCTCC AB 2017244T) is proposed.



This work was financially supported through grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31600080) and the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province, China (ZR2016CB29).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Mu
    • 2
  • Zhuang Ke
    • 2
  • Chen-Xi Feng
    • 1
  • Xiao-Wei Wang
    • 1
  • Xiao-Wen Wang
    • 1
  • Hong-Mei Wang
    • 1
  • Qing Chen
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jian He
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Life SciencesZaozhuang UniversityZaozhuangPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology, Key Lab of Microbiological Engineering of Agricultural Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, College of Life SciencesNanjing Agricultural UniversityNanjingPeople’s Republic of China

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