Tenacibaculum litopenaei sp. nov., isolated from a shrimp mariculture pond

S.-Y. Sheu, K.-Y. Lin, J.-H. Chou, P.-S. Chang, A. B. Arun, C.-C. Young, W.-M. Chen
2007 International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology  
A yellow-coloured, aerobic, Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterial strain, designated B-I T , was isolated from the water of a shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) mariculture pond in Taiwan. No species with a validly published name showed 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity of more than 96.5 % to this novel isolate. The highest sequence similarities displayed by strain B-I T (93.2-96.1 %) were to members of the genus Tenacibaculum. The phenotypic properties of this organism were consistent with its
more » ... ication in the genus Tenacibaculum. The novel isolate could be distinguished from all Tenacibaculum species by several phenotypic characteristics. The major fatty acids were iso-C 15 : 0 (22 %), summed feature 3 (C 16 : 1 v7c and/or iso-C 15 : 0 2-OH; 21.3 %), iso-C 17 : 0 3-OH (12.7 %) and iso-C 15 : 1 (8.7 %). The G+C content of the genomic DNA was 35.2 mol%. Hence, genotypic and phenotypic data demonstrate that strain B-I T should be classified within a novel species in the genus Tenacibaculum, for which the name Tenacibaculum litopenaei sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is B-I T (=BCRC 17590 T =LMG 23706 T ).
doi:10.1099/ijs.0.64920-0 pmid:17473274 fatcat:p7ut4awgi5cb5nvrnzuctigc24