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Marinobacter algicola sp. nov., isolated from laboratory cultures of paralytic shellfish toxin-producing dinoflagellates


Green, DH and Bowman, JP and Smith, EA and Gutierrez, T and Bolch, CJS, Marinobacter algicola sp. nov., isolated from laboratory cultures of paralytic shellfish toxin-producing dinoflagellates, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 56, (3) pp. 523-527. ISSN 1466-5026 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1099/ijs.0.63447-0


Phylogenetic and phenotypic analysis of cultivable marine bacteria isolated from laboratory cultures of two paralytic shellfish toxin-producing dinoflagellates, Gymnodinium catenatum and Alexandrium tamarense, showed the presence of a novel group of Gram-negative, aerobic, moderately halophilic and hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria, related to the genus Marinobacter. The strains, designated DG893 T, DG1136 and ATAM407-13, grew optimally in media with 3-6 % NaCl and at 25-30 °C, and all could utilize n-hexadecane and n-tetradecane as the sole carbon source. The strains had a 16S RNA gene sequence similarity of 94.2-94.3% to Marinobacter hydrocarbonoclasticus ATCC 27132, and a similarity of 97.5-97.8% to the closest phylogenetically related type strain, Marinobacter flavimaris DSM 16070 T. DNA-DNA hybridization levels to M. flavimaris and other Marinobacter type strains were ≤42 %, while DNA-DNA reassociation values among DG893 T, DG1136 and ATAM407-13 were ≥83%. The DNA G+C content was 54-55 mol% and the major isoprenoid quinone was ubiquinone-9. On the basis of phenotypic, chemotaxonomic, DNA-DNA hybridization and phylogenetic analysis, it is proposed that these three strains represent a novel species, Marinobacter algicola sp. nov. The type strain is DG893 T (=DSM 16394 T=NCIMB 14009 T). © 2006 IUMS.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bowman, JP (Associate Professor John Bowman)
UTAS Author:Bolch, CJS (Associate Professor Christopher Bolch)
ID Code:39797
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:86
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2012-03-05

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