Fulvitalea axinellae gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the family Flammeovirgaceae isolated from the Mediterranean sponge Axinella verrucosa

Markus Haber, Sigal Shefer, Assunta Giordano, Pierangelo Orlando, Agata Gambacorta, Micha Ilan*

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Abstract

The yellow-pigmented, non-motile, Gram-negative, strictly aerobic, rod-shaped bacterial strain VI.18T was isolated from the Mediterranean sponge Axinella verrucosa collected off the coast near Sdot Yam, Israel. Results from 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that the isolate belonged to the family Flammeovirgaceae. The highest nucleotide similarity (91.4 %) occurred with Aureibacter tunicatorum A5Q-118T. The predominant cellular fatty acids of strain VI.18T were iso-C15: 0 (56.0 %), iso-C17: 1ω9c (22.8 %) and C16: 0 (7.4 %) and its major respiratory quinone was MK-7. The DNA G+C content was 47.5 mol%. The strain could readily be distinguished from its phylogenetically closest relatives by phenotypic, physiological and chemotaxonomic properties. On the basis of the data from the present polyphasic study, we propose a novel genus and species within the family Flammeovirgaceae, with the name Fulvitalea axinellae gen. nov., sp. nov. Strain VI.18T (= ATCC BAA-2395T = LMG 26722T) is the type strain of Fulvitalea axinellae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1678-1683
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Volume63
Issue numberPART 5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2013

Funding

FundersFunder number
Seventh Framework Programme266033

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