A novel bacterium, designated strain 5YN1-3, was isolated from wetland peat collected from Yongneup, Korea. The bacterium was facultatively anaerobic, Gram-negative, yellow-coloured, rod-shaped, mesophilic and motile with one polar flagellum. The strain grew optimally at 30 °C, at pH 6.0–9.0 and with 0–1 % NaCl (w/v). 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed the highest similarity to the sequence from TRO-001DR8, with 98.7 % sequence similarity. However, strain 5YN1-3 showed DNA–DNA relatedness of 43 % (40 % in a reciprocal experiment) with LMG 23054. The strain contained summed feature 3 (iso-C 2-OH and/or C 7) and C as major cellular fatty acids. On the basis of DNA–DNA relatedness and physiological and biochemical characterization, strain 5YN1-3 should be assigned to a novel species of the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is 5YN1-3 (=KACC 12729 =DSM 21300).


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