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The taxonomic position of the coral pathogen strain CBMAI 722 was determined on the basis of molecular and phenotypic data. We clearly show that the novel isolate CBMAI 722 is a member of the family , with as the nearest neighbour (95 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity). CBMAI 722 can be differentiated from its nearest neighbour on the basis of phenotypic and chemotaxonomic features, including the utilization of cellobiose and -arginine, the production of alginase and amylase, but not oxidase, and the presence of the fatty acids 12 : 0 3-OH and 14 : 0, but not 10 : 0 or 15 : 0. The DNA G+C content of CBMAI 722 is 39·3 mol%. We conclude that this strain represents a novel species for which we propose the name sp. nov., with the type strain CBMAI 722 (=LMG 22536). This is the first report of the involvement of a member of the family in coral white plague-like disease.

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