Deinococcus multiflagellatus sp. nov., isolated from a car air-conditioning system
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A gamma radiation-resistant and pink-to-red pigmented bacterial strain, designated ID1504T, was isolated from a car air-conditioning system sampled in Korea. The cells were observed to be Gram-stain negative, aerobic, motile with peritrichous flagella and short rod-shaped. Phylogenetically, the strain groups with the members of the genus Deinococcus and exhibits high 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities with Deinococcus arenae SA1T (94.0%), Deinococcus actinosclerus BM2T (93.9%) and Deinococcus soli N5T (93.5%). The predominant fatty acids were identified as C17:0, C16:0, summed feature 3 (C16:1 ω7c and/or C16:1 ω6c) and iso-C17:0. The major respiratory quinone was identified as MK-8. The polar lipids were found to be comprised of unidentified phospholipids, unidentified glycolipids, an unidentified aminophospholipid and an unidentified lipid. The DNA G+C content of the strain was determined to be 68.3 mol%. On the basis of the phenotypic, genotypic and chemotaxonomic characteristics, strain ID1504T should be classified in a novel species in the genus Deinococcus, for which the name Deinococcus multiflagellatus sp. nov. (= KACC 19287T = NBRC 112888T) is proposed.
KeywordsDeinococcus multiflagellatus Novel species Polyphasic taxonomy
This study was supported by a Grant from the Regional Subgenebank Support Program of Rural Development Administration, Republic of Korea.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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