Strain A34, an obligately halophilic, Gram-negative, non-motile, rod-shaped bacterium, was isolated from seawater obtained from Semarang Port in Indonesia. It possesses a pink pigment and degrades short-chain alkanes. It is positive for catalase and oxidase and reduces nitrate to nitrite. Analyses of 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed a clear affiliation of this strain with the family ‘’ in the class , with its closest relatives being A3 (94.9 % sequence similarity) and B33 (93.4 %). The DNA G+C content was 69.1 mol%. The major cellular fatty acids of strain A34 were C 7 (56.2 %), C cyclo 8 (26.0 %) and C (9.1 %), while the predominant respiratory lipoquinone was ubiquinone-10. Based on the physiological and phylogenetic data, it is proposed that strain A34 should be classified in a new genus and species, for which the name gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain of is strain A34 (=JCM 14836 =DSM 19547).


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