The name gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed for 11 strains of aerobic, mesophilic, nonmotile, oxidase-positive, penicillin-resistant, moderately halophilic, gram-negative coccobacilli that were isolated from seawater. The genus is closely related to the genera , and , but the levels of deoxyribonucleic acid relatedness to members of these genera are low. The mesophilobacters have optimal growth temperatures of 33 to 37°C and can grow in broth containing 7% sodium chloride. The ubiquinone system is Q-8, and the major cellular fatty acids are C, C, and C acids. The guanine-plus-cytosine contents of the deoxyribonucleic acids are 44.0 to 46.9 mol%. The type strain of this species is strain 14S-4 (= IAM 13185).


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