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Abstract

A large number of Gram-negative, motile, mesophilic, violacein-producing bacteria were isolated from the soils and roots of Ait. and L. plants and from irrigation ponds associated with wild and cultivated cranberry bogs in Massachusetts, USA. Phylogenetic analyses of 16S rRNA gene sequences placed these isolates in a clade with species, but the specialized environment from which they were isolated, their low genomic DNA relatedness with ATCC 12472 and PRAA4-1, significant differences in fatty acid composition and colony morphology indicate that the cranberry and isolates comprise a separate species of , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. Strain MWU205 ( = ATCC BAA-2314  = DSM 25150) is proposed as the type strain for the novel species. Phenotypic analysis of 26 independent isolates of sp. nov. indicates that, despite close geographical and biological proximity, there is considerable metabolic diversity among individuals within the population.

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