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A novel species of Fe(III)-reducing bacterium, designated strain OSK6, belonging to the genus , was isolated from lotus field mud in Japan. Strain OSK6 was isolated using a solid medium containing acetate, Fe(III)-nitrilotriacetate (NTA) and gellan gum. The isolate is a strictly anaerobic, Gram-negative, motile, straight rod-shaped bacterium, 0.6–1.9 µm long and 0.2–0.4 µm wide. The growth of the isolate occurred at 20–40 °C with optima of 30–37 °C and pH 6.5–7.5 in the presence of up to 0.5 g NaCl l. The G+C content of the genomic DNA was determined by HPLC to be 59.7 mol%. The major respiratory quinone was MK-8. The major fatty acids were 16 : 1ω7 and 16 : 0. Strain OSK6 was able to grow with Fe(III)-NTA, ferric citrate, amorphous iron (III) hydroxide and nitrate, but not with fumarate, malate or sulfate as electron acceptors. Among examined substrates grown with Fe(III)-NTA, the isolate grew on acetate, lactate, pyruvate and succinate. Analysis of the near full-length 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that strain OSK6 is closely related to and with 95.6 % similarity to the type strains of these species. On the basis of phylogenetic analysis and physiological tests, strain OSK6 is described as a representative of a novel species, sp. nov.; the type strain is OSK6 ( = DSM 24905 = JCM 17780).

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