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Kangiella chungangensis sp. nov. isolated from a marine sand

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A Gram-negative bacterium, designated CAU 1040T, which was isolated from marine sand obtained from Jeju Island in South Korea, was characterized as an aerobic rod-shaped organism that that was non-motile, non-spore-forming and halophilic. The bacterium grew optimally at 37 °C, at pH 8, and in the presence of 2 % (w/v) NaCl. The taxonomic classification of CAU 1040T was investigated using a polyphasic characterization approach. While phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that CAU 1040T belongs to the genus Kangiella, the strain exhibited only 94.4–95.4 % sequence similarity to the previously described Kangiella species. Similar to other Kangiella species, Q-8 was the predominant ubiquionone and iso-C15:0 was the major cellular fatty acid detected in strain CAU 1040T. The predominant polar lipids identified were diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, and phosphatidylethanolamine. The G+C content of the CAU 1040T genome was 45.3 mol%. The phylogenetic, physiological, biochemical and chemotaxonomic data obtained in this study indicate that strain CAU 1040T represents a novel species of the genus Kangiella, for which the name Kangiella chungangensis sp. nov. is hereby proposed. The type strain is CAU 1040T (KCTC 42299T, NBRC 110728T).

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This research was supported by the Chung-Ang University Research Scholarship Grant in 2015.

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Kim, JH., Ward, A.C. & Kim, W. Kangiella chungangensis sp. nov. isolated from a marine sand. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 107, 1291–1298 (2015).

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