Current Microbiology

, Volume 72, Issue 6, pp 795–803 | Cite as

Aeromonas lusitana sp. nov., Isolated from Untreated Water and Vegetables

  • Antonio Martínez-MurciaEmail author
  • Roxana Beaz-Hidalgo
  • Aaron Navarro
  • Mª. João Carvalho
  • Max Aravena-Román
  • Antonio Correia
  • Mª. José Figueras
  • Mª. José Saavedra
Review Article


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.


Trehalose Aeromonas Salicin Aeromonas Species Urocanic Acid 
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Part of the research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant agreement No.: 311846. AMM wish to acknowledge the support provided by the laboratory GPSTM of Genetic Analysis Strategies SL. In memory of Prof. Antonio Correia, sadly passed away on January 5, 2016.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Martínez-Murcia
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Roxana Beaz-Hidalgo
    • 3
  • Aaron Navarro
    • 2
  • Mª. João Carvalho
    • 4
  • Max Aravena-Román
    • 5
  • Antonio Correia
    • 4
  • Mª. José Figueras
    • 3
  • Mª. José Saavedra
    • 6
  1. 1.Area de Microbiología, EPSOUniversidad Miguel HernándezOrihuelaSpain
  2. 2.Genetic PCR Solutions TMCEEIElcheSpain
  3. 3.Unitat de Microbiologia, Departament de Ciències Mèdiques Bàsiques, Facultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut, IISPVUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliReusSpain
  4. 4.Department of Biology & CESAMUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  5. 5.School of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineThe University of Western Australia CrawleyCrawleyAustralia
  6. 6.Department of Veterinary SciencesCECAV-University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila RealPortugal

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