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Description of Cellulophaga algicola sp. nov. isolated from the surfaces of Antarctic algae, and reclassification of Cytophaga uliginosa (ZoBell and Upham 1944) Reichenbach 1989 as Cellulophaga uliginosa comb. nov

Citation

Bowman, JP, Description of Cellulophaga algicola sp. nov. isolated from the surfaces of Antarctic algae, and reclassification of Cytophaga uliginosa (ZoBell and Upham 1944) Reichenbach 1989 as Cellulophaga uliginosa comb. nov, International Journal of Systematic & Evolutionary Microbiology. , 50 pp. 1861-1868. ISSN 1466-5026 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1099/00207713-50-5-1861

Abstract

A group of strains with potent extracellular enzymic activity were isolated from the surfaces of the chain-forming sea-ice diatom Melosira and from an unidentified macrophyte collected from the Eastern Antarctic coastal zone. 16S rDNA sequence analysis indicated that the strains belonged to the genus Cellulophaga and showed greatest similarity to the species Cellulophaga baltica (sequence similarity 97%). Phenotypic characteristics, DNA base composition and DNA-DNA hybridization values clearly separate the Antarctic strains from Cellulophaga baltica and other Cellulophaga species. Thus, the strains form a distinct and novel species and have the proposed name Cellulophaga algicola sp. nov. (type strain IC166(T) = ACAM 630(T)). In addition, it was recognized that the species Cytophaga uliginosa (ZoBell and Upham 1944) Reichenbach 1989, a species phylogenetically remote from the type species of the genus Cytophaga, possessed 16S rDNA sequences and phenotypic and chemotaxonomic traits similar to those of other Cellulophaga species. Thus, it was proposed that the species Cytophaga uliginosa be renamed as Cellulophaga uliginosa comb. nov.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary Biology
Research Field:Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Other Environment
Objective Field:Environment not elsewhere classified
Author:Bowman, JP (Associate Professor John Bowman)
ID Code:18823
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:554
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2011-10-11
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