A Gram-stain-negative, rod-shaped bacterium (strain Hh36) was isolated from the No. 1 glacier in Xinjiang, north-west China. Colonies of strain Hh36 were pink, convex and round on PYG medium plates. Strain Hh36 was able to grow at 4–30 °C and pH 6.0–8.0. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain Hh36 was related to members of the genus . The major cellular fatty acids of the novel strain were iso-C, summed feature 3 (Cω6 and/or Cω7) and iso-C 3-OH. The G+C content of the genomic DNA was 44.0 mol%. On the basis of phenotypic characteristics and phylogenetic analysis, strain Hh36 is considered to represent a novel species of the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is Hh36 ( = CGMCC 1.9313 = KCTC 32542).

This study was supported by the:
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC (Award 31070001)
  • KCTC

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