Aeromonas lusitana sp. nov., Isolated from Untreated Water and Vegetables
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- Martínez-Murcia, A., Beaz-Hidalgo, R., Navarro, A. et al. Curr Microbiol (2016) 72: 795. doi:10.1007/s00284-016-0997-9
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During previous studies to evaluate the phylogenetic diversity of Aeromonas from untreated waters and vegetables intended for human consumption, a group of isolates formed a unique gyrB phylogenetic cluster, separated from those of all other species described so far. A subsequent extensive phenotypic characterization, DNA–DNA hybridization, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, multi-locus phylogenetic analysis of the concatenated sequence of seven housekeeping genes (gyrB, rpoD, recA, dnaJ, gyrA, dnaX, and atpD; 4705 bp), and ERIC-PCR, were performed in an attempt to ascertain the taxonomy position of these isolates. This polyphasic approach confirmed that they belonged to a novel species of the genus Aeromonas, for which the name Aeromonas lusitana sp. nov. is proposed, with strain A.11/6T (=DSMZ 24095T, =CECT 7828T) as the type strain.