Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 108, Issue 3, pp 517–524 | Cite as

Taibaiellayonginensis sp. nov., a bacterium isolated from soil of Yongin city

  • Hina Singh
  • Juan Du
  • KyungHwa Won
  • Jung-Eun Yang
  • Shahina Akter
  • Ki-Young Kim
  • ChangShik Yin
  • Tae-Hoo Yi
Original Paper


A novel bacterial strain, designated as THG-SC4T, was isolated from a soil sample collected from Yongin city in South Korea. Cells of the strain were Gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped and non-motile. The strain grew optimally at 28–30 °C; at pH 7.0 and in the absence of NaCl. Flexirubin-type pigments were found to be present. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity, strain THG-SC4T was shown to belong to the genus Taibaiella and shares high sequence similarity with Taibaiella smilacinae KCTC 32316T (95.4 %), followed by Taibaiella koreensis KACC 17171T (94.3 %) and Taibaiella chishuiensis JCM 19637T (94.2 %). The DNA G+C content of the novel isolate was determined to be 43.1 mol% and MK-7 was identified as the predominant isoprenoid quinone. The only polyamine was homospermidine. The major polar lipids were phosphatidylethanolamine, an unidentified aminophospholipid and an unidentified polar lipid. The predominant fatty acids were identified as iso-C15:0, iso-C15:1 G, C16:0 and iso-C17:03-OH. On the basis of data from this polyphasic taxonomic study, strain THG-SC4T is considered to represent a novel species of the genus Taibaiella, for which the name Taibaiella yonginensis sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is THG-SC4T (=KACC 18372T = CCTCC AB 2014316T).


Taibaiella yonginensis Gram-negative 16S rRNA Flexirubin-type pigments Homospermidine 



This work was conducted under the industrial infrastructure program (No. N0000888) for fundamental technologies which is funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE, Korea).

Supplementary material

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Supplementary Fig. S1. The Maximum-likelihood tree based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showing phylogenetic relationships of strain THG-SC4T and other related type species. Evolutionary distances were computed using Tamura-Nei model. Numbers at nodes represent percentages of bootstrap support based on a maximum-likelihood analysis of 1000 resampled datasets. Bootstrap values more than 50 % are shown at branching points. Burkholderia cepacia ATCC 25416T was used as an outgroup. Bar, 0.2 nucleotide substitutions per nucleotide position
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Supplementary Fig. S2. Transmission electron micrographs of Taibaiella yonginensis THG-SC4T after negative staining with uranyl acetate. Bar indicated 0.5 μm


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hina Singh
    • 1
  • Juan Du
    • 1
  • KyungHwa Won
    • 1
  • Jung-Eun Yang
    • 1
  • Shahina Akter
    • 1
  • Ki-Young Kim
    • 2
  • ChangShik Yin
    • 3
  • Tae-Hoo Yi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oriental Medicine Biotechnology, College of Life ScienceKyung Hee UniversityYongin-siRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Genetic Engineering, College of Life ScienceKyung Hee UniversityYongin-siRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Acupuncture Meridian Science Research Center, College of Korean MedicineKyung Hee UniversityYongin-siRepublic of Korea

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