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Abstract

A moderately halophilic, Gram-negative bacterium, strain BH539, which was isolated from a solar saltern at Taean in Korea, was considered to be a member of the genus . Strain BH539 grew at salinities of 1–25 % (w/v) and at temperatures of 10–45 °C. Cells were short rods that were motile by means of several flagella. Their major fatty acids were C 7, C and C cyclo 8. The genomic DNA G+C content was about 65 mol% and the predominant ubiquinone was Q-9. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that the isolate formed a branch of the species . However, 23S and 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities revealed that strain BH539 was related more closely to the type strains of the genus . Phylogenetic analyses based on 23S rRNA gene sequences also indicated that the strain formed a phyletic line within the genus . Therefore, it was concluded that strain BH539 should be classified within the genus , rather than . On the basis of physiological and molecular properties, strain BH539 represents a novel species of the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is BH539 (=KCTC 12284=DSM 16463).

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Transmission electron micrograph showing general morphology of negatively stained cell of strain BH539 from an exponentially growing culture. Bar, 1 µm.

Cellular fatty acid compositions of strain BH539 grown on MA and on MA supplemented with 8 % (w/v) NaCl.

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