Strain CN83, a Gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacterium, was isolated from sediment of the East China Sea. The isolate was catalase- and oxidase-positive and cells were motile by means of polar flagella. The DNA G+C content was 44.9 mol%. The major fatty acids were C 7 and/or iso-C 2-OH, C, C 7, C and C. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that strain CN83 belonged to the genus and had the highest sequence similarity to (98.4 %) and (97.8 %). Phylogenetic analysis revealed that strain CN83 formed a monophyletic clade adjacent to the type strain of . The DNA–DNA hybridization values of strain CN83 with DSM 13756 and DSM 19270 were 44.6 and 25.5 %, respectively. On the basis of the phenotypic and genotypic data, strain CN83 represents a novel species of the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is CN83 (=CGMCC 1.7062=JCM 15146).


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Fatty acid compositions of strain CN83 ( sp. nov.) and DSM 13756 . [PDF](45 KB)


Characteristics that differentiate strain CN83 ( sp. nov.) from related species. [PDF](22 KB)


Phylogenetic tree based on 16S rRNA gene sequences using maximum-parsimony. [PDF](56 KB)


Phylogenetic tree based on 16S rRNA, , , , and gene sequences using neighbour-joining. [PDF](24 KB)


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