A novel -like bacterial strain, SMK-10, was isolated from a tidal flat sediment in Korea and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic analysis. Cells of strain SMK-10 were Gram-negative, motile, greyish yellow-pigmented, curved rods. Optimal growth occurred at 25–30 °C and in the presence of 2–3 % (w/v) NaCl. Strain SMK-10 contained Q-8 as the predominant ubiquinone and C 7 and/or iso-C 2-OH, C, C and iso-C as major fatty acids. The DNA G+C content was 39·3 mol%. Phylogenetic trees based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that strain SMK-10 belonged to the genus . 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity values (94·7–96·7 %) to the type strains of all other species and various differential phenotypic properties were sufficient to distinguish strain SMK-10 from recognized species. On the basis of its phenotypic properties and phylogenetic distinctiveness, strain SMK-10 (=KCTC 12480=DSM 17314) is classified as the type strain of a novel species, for which the name sp. nov. is proposed.


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