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Abstract

A pink-pigmented, aerobic, facultatively methylotrophic bacterium, strain BJ001, was isolated from internal poplar tissues (× DN34) and identified as a member of the genus . Phylogenetic analyses showed that strain BJ001 is related to , , and . However, strain BJ001 differed from these species in its carbon-source utilization pattern, particularly its use of methane as the sole source of carbon and energy, an ability that is shared with only one other member of the genus, . In addition, strain BJ001 is the only member of the genus to be described as an endophyte of poplar trees. On the basis of its physiological, genotypic and ecological properties, the isolate is proposed as a member of a novel species of the genus , sp. nov. (type strain, BJ001=ATCC BAA-705=NCIMB 13946).

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Stereoscope photomicrographs of poplar tissue cultures containing BJ001 .

SEM photomicrographs of BJ001 .

TEM photomicrographs of BJ001 .

16S rDNA, 16S–23S IGS rDNA and 23S rDNA sequences of BJ001 .

16S rDNA sequence similarity matrix for the genus .

16S–23S IGS rDNA sequence similarity matrix for the genus .

Carbon-substrate utilization by BJ001 .

Nitrogen-substrate utilization by BJ001 .

Phenotypic characterization of BJ001 .

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