A Gram-negative bacterium, designated strain GR15-1, was isolated from a field cultivated with Korean ginseng. Cells were strictly aerobic, motile with multipolar flagella and rod-shaped. The strain grew optimally at 25–28 °C and pH 6.0–7.0. The predominant fatty acids of strain GR15-1 were C 7, C and summed feature 2 (C 3-OH and/or iso-C I). The major isoprenoid quinone was ubiquinone 8. The G+C content of the genomic DNA was 63.9 mol%. Phylogenetic analysis showed that strain GR15-1 formed a phyletic cluster with Soe1, with a 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity of 96.8 %. Based on phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic features, strain GR15-1 represents a novel species within the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is GR15-1 (=KACC 11703 =DSM 19509).


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