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Abstract

A Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium was isolated from the skin of the medical leech and studied for its taxonomic allocation. 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities to other strains showed that the strain was closely related to species of the genus was shown to be the most closely related species (96.8 %), followed by (96.6 %) and (96.2 %). All other species of the genus showed 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities <96 %. Chemotaxonomic data for strain E94 (major ubiquinone: Q-10; major polar lipids: diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine, hydroxyphosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylserine, unknown phospholipids, aminolipids and aminophospholipids; and major fatty acids: Cω7, Cω8 cylco, C and C) supported the affiliation of the isolate to the genus . Phenotypic differentiation of strain E94 from all species of the genus was possible using different physiological characters. Strain E94 represents a novel species of the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed, with the type strain E94 ( = LMG 26925 = CIP 110381 = CCM 8401).

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