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Abstract

A Gram-negative, heterotrophic, aerobic, reddish-orange-pigmented, non-spore-forming, non-motile bacterial strain, designated 7-UAH, was isolated from salty water from the athalassohaline lagoon at El Hito, located in central Spain. The strain grew optimally at 37 °C and pH 7.0 and in the presence of 2.5 % NaCl. A polyphasic taxonomic study was carried out in order to characterize the strain in detail. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequence comparisons indicated that strain 7-UAH clustered within the branch constituted by species of the genus , which were recently transferred to the genus . Analysis of the polar lipid profile and DNA G+C content also supported placement of strain 7-UAH within the genus . On the basis of its phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic distinctiveness, strain 7-UAH represents a novel species of the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is 7-UAH (=CECT 7267 =CCM 7449).

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