Williamsia serinedens sp. nov., isolated from an oil-contaminated soil

A. F. Yassin, C. C. Young, W.-A. Lai, H. Hupfer, A. B. Arun, F.-T. Shen, P. D. Rekha, M.-J. Ho
2007 International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology  
The taxonomic status of a bacterium designated strain IMMIB SR-4 T isolated from an oil-contaminated soil sample was characterized by using a polyphasic approach. Chemotaxonomic investigations revealed the presence of cell-wall chemotype IV, short-chain mycolic acids that co-migrated with those extracted from members of the genus Williamsia and that on pyrolysis GC produce C 16 : 0 and C 18 : 0 fatty acids, and dihydrogenated menaquinone with nine isoprene units as the predominant menaquinone.
more » ... he generic assignment was confirmed by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Comparative analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that strain IMMIB SR-4 T formed a distinct phyletic line within the genus Williamsia, displaying sequence similarities of 95.5-98.1 % with the type strains of recognized Williamsia species. Strain IMMIB SR-4 T was distinguished from the type strains of recognized species of the genus Williamsia based on a set of phenotypic features. The genotypic and phenotypic data indicated that strain IMMIB SR-4 T represents a novel species of the genus Williamsia, for which the name Williamsia serinedens sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is IMMIB SR-4 T (=DSM 45037 T =CCUG 53151 T ).
doi:10.1099/ijs.0.64691-0 pmid:17329784 fatcat:y3y2llmyhnguri3fcyl6yek2i4