Paenibacillus telluris sp. nov., a novel phosphate-solubilizing bacterium isolated from soil

  • Jae-Chan Lee
  • Chang-Jin Kim
  • Ki-Hong YoonEmail author


A phosphate-solubilizing bacterial strain designated PS38T was isolated from farm soil. The isolate was a Gram-positive, motile, endospore-forming, rod-shaped bacterium. It grew optimally at 37°C and pH 7.5. The predominant cellular fatty acids were anteiso-C15:0, anteiso-C17:0, and iso-C16:0. The DNA G+C content was 49.5 mol% and the predominant menaquinone was MK-7. Phylogenese analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that the strain PS38T belonged to the genus Paenibacillus and was most closely related to Paenibacillus chibensis JCM 9905T, P. barengoltzii SAFN-016T, P. timonensis 2301032T, and P. motobuensis MC10T with 96.3%, 96.0%, 95.9%, and 95.5% 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity, respectively. On the basis of morphological, chemotaxonomic, physiological, and phylogenetic properties, strain PS38T represents a novel species of the genus Paenibacillus, for which the name Paenibacillus telluris sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is PS38T (=KCTC 13946T =CGMCC 1.10695T).


Paenibacillus telluris sp. nov. taxonomy Gram-positive 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and BiotechnologyDaejeonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Food Science & BiotechnologyWoosong UniversityDaejeonRepublic of Korea

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