Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 108, Issue 5, pp 1107–1116 | Cite as

Algoriella xinjiangensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a new psychrotolerant bacterium of the family Flavobacteriaceae

Original Paper


An aerobic, Gram-stain negative, non-spore-forming and psychrotolerant bacterium, designated strain XJ109T, was isolated from a sewage water sample collected from Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region, China. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that strain XJ109T represents a novel member of the family Flavobacteriaceae. The strain showed 95.5 % similarity with the 16S rRNA gene sequence of Empedobacter brevis LMG 4011T, 95.4 % with Chishuiella changwenlii BY4T, 95.3 % with Empedobacter falsenii NF 993T and 92.3 % with Weeksella virosa DSM 16922T. Strain XJ109T showed the common phenotypic and chemotaxonomic characteristics of the family Flavobacteriaceae, containing menaquinone-6 (MK-6) as the predominant respiratory quinone and iso-C17:0 3OH and iso-C15:0 as the major fatty acids. The polar lipid profile consisted of phosphatidylethanolamine, one unidentified phospholipid and two unidentified lipids. The genomic DNA G+C content was 38.0 mol%. Strain XJ109T was positive for catalase and oxidase activities, and it was observed to grow at 4–30 °C (optimal 16–20 °C), pH 6.5–10.0 (optimal 7.0–7.5) and in media containing 0–2.0 % (w/v) NaCl (optimal 0.5 %). On the basis of the polyphasic evidence presented, strain XJ109T is considered to represent a novel genus and species of the family Flavobacteriaceae, for which the name Algoriella xinjiangensis gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is XJ109T (=CGMCC 1.10229T=JCM 16590T).


Algoriella xinjiangensis gen. nov., sp. nov. Novel genus Novel species Polyphasic taxonomy 



The authors are very grateful for the technical support provided by Jingnan Liang from Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. Michael Goodfellow from Newcastle University. This work was supported by grants from National Natural Science Foundation of China (31470181) and Hundred-Talent Program (Y42416101Q), Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology, Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of MicrobiologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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