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Abstract

A marine agarolytic bacterium, designated strain TMA1, was isolated from a seawater sample collected in a shallow-water region of An-Ping Harbour, Taiwan. It was non-fermentative and Gram-negative. Cells grown in broth cultures were straight or curved rods, non-motile and non-flagellated. The isolate required NaCl for growth and exhibited optimal growth at 25 °C and 3 % NaCl. It grew aerobically and was incapable of anaerobic growth by fermenting glucose or other carbohydrates. Predominant cellular fatty acids were C (17.5 %), C 8 (12.8 %), C (11.1 %), C iso 2-OH/C 7 (8.6 %) and C (7.3 %). The DNA G+C content was 41.0 mol%. Phylogenetic, phenotypic and chemotaxonomic data accumulated in this study revealed that the isolate could be classified in a novel species of the genus in the family . The name sp. nov. is proposed for the novel species, with TMA1 (=BCRC 17492=JCM 13379) as the type strain.

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