A Gram-negative, strictly aerobic, slightly curved rod-shaped bacterial strain, designated CL-UU02(T), was isolated from coastal seawater off the east coast of Korea. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis revealed a clear affiliation of this novel strain with the family Rhodospirillaceae. Strain CL-UU02(T) formed a robust cluster with the type strains of species of the genus Rhodovibrio at 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity levels of 89.9-90.4 %. Strain CL-UU02(T) shared no more than 89 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity with the type strains of other species in the family Rhodospirillaceae. Strain CL-UU02(T) was able to grow in the presence of 2-6 % sea salts, and grew optimally at 28-30 degrees C and pH 7-8. The DNA G+C content of strain CL-UU02(T) was 66.3 mol%. On the basis of phylogenetic analyses and chemotaxonomic and physiological data, strain CL-UU02(T) is considered to represent a novel species of a new genus in the family Rhodospirillaceae, for which the name Pelagibius litoralis gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain of Pelagibius litoralis is CL-UU02(T) (=KCCM 42323(T)=JCM 15426(T)).
"However, the Rhodobacteraceae-affiliated organisms that were most abundant in our sequencing dataset could not be classified, indicating that they belonged to novel clades. Rhodospirillaceae-related organisms were also isolated from deep-sea sediments (Lai et al., 2009), however, the clade that seemed to be most abundant along the Antarctic Polar Front, Pelagibius, was to our knowledge only described in seawater samples (Choi et al., 2009). The clade NOR5/OM60 contains Congregibacter litoralis, a marine aerobic, anoxygenic phototroph (Fuchs et al., 2007) and seems to preferably occur in surface waters and coastal sediments with high productivity (Lenk et al., 2011; Spring et al., 2013; Yan et al., 2009). "
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Phytoplankton blooms in surface waters of the oceans are known to influence the food web and impact microbial as well as zooplankton communities. Numerous studies have investigated the fate of phytoplankton-derived organic matter in surface waters and shelf sediments, however, little is known about the effect of sinking algal biomass on microbial communities in deep-sea sediments. Here, we analyzed sediments of four regions in the South Atlantic Ocean along the Antarctic Polar Front that had different exposures to phytoplankton bloom derived organic matter. We investigated the microbial communities in these sediments using high-throughput sequencing of 16 S rRNA molecules to determine microorganisms that were active and catalyzed reporter deposition fluorescence in situ hybridization to infer their abundance and distribution. The sediments along the Antarctic Polar Front harbored microbial communities that were highly diverse and contained microbial clades that seem to preferably occur in regions of high primary productivity. We showed that organisms affiliated with the gammaproteobacterial clade NOR5/OM60, which is known from surface waters and coastal sediments, thrive in the deep-sea. Benthic deep-sea NOR5 were abundant, diverse, distinct from pelagic NOR5 and likely specialized on the degradation of phytoplankton-derived organic matter, occupying a similar niche as their pelagic relatives. Algal detritus seemed to not only fuel the benthic microbial communities of vast areas in the deep-sea, but also to influence communities locally, as we found a peak in Flavobacteriaceae-related clades that also include degraders of algal biomass. The results strongly suggest that phytoplankton-derived organic matter was rapidly exported to the deep-sea, fuelled distinct benthic microbial communities and seemed to be the main energy source for microbial life in the seafloor of vast abyssal regions along the Antarctic Polar Front.
Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography 06/2014; 108. DOI:10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.05.011 · 2.19 Impact Factor
"Studies on the molecular mechanisms used by these microorganisms to adapt to osmotic stress have been reported both at genetic and biochemical levels for bacteria such as Escherichia coli , Bacillus subtilis , Listeria monocytogenes , Staphylococcus xylosus , Sinorhizobium melitoti  and Arthrobacter globiformis . Within the Rhodospirillaceae family belonging to Alphaproteobacteria, many genera include halophilic strains isolated from marine environments, such as Thalassobaculum , Nisaea , Thalassospira , Rhodospira, Roseospira, Rhodovibrio, Rhodospirillum , Marispirillum , Oceanibaculum  and Pelagibius . It also includes halotolerant strains isolated from sludge, cavity within white rock and saline spring, as exemplified with strains from the genera Caenispirillum , Inquilinus , Constrictibacter  and Tistlia . "
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Tistlia consotensis is a halotolerant Rhodospirillaceae that was isolated from a saline spring located in the Colombian Andes with a salt concentration close to seawater (4.5%w/vol). We cultivated this microorganism in three NaCl concentrations, i.e. optimal (0.5%), without (0.0%) and high (4.0%) salt concentration, and analyzed its cellular proteome. For assigning tandem mass spectrometry data, we first sequenced its genome and constructed a six reading frame ORF database from the draft sequence. We annotated only the genes whose products (872) were detected. We compared the quantitative proteome data sets recorded for the three different growth conditions. At low salinity general stress proteins (chaperons, proteases and proteins associated with oxidative stress protection), were detected in higher amounts, probably linked to difficulties for proper protein folding and metabolism. Proteogenomics and comparative genomics pointed at the CrgA transcriptional regulator as a key-factor for the proteome remodeling upon low osmolarity. In hyper-osmotic condition, T. consotensis produced in larger amounts proteins involved in the sensing of changes in salt concentration, as well as a wide panel of transport systems for the transport of organic compatible solutes such as glutamate. We have described here a straightforward procedure in making a new environmental isolate quickly amenable to proteomics.
The bacterium Tistlia consotensis was isolated from a saline spring in the Colombian Andes and represents an interesting environmental model to be compared with extremophiles or other moderate organisms. To explore the halotolerance molecular mechanisms of the bacterium T. consotensis, we developed an innovative proteogenomic strategy consisting of i) genome sequencing, ii) quick annotation of the genes whose products were detected by mass spectrometry, and iii) comparative proteomics of cells grown in three salt conditions. We highlighted in this manuscript how efficient such an approach can be compared to time-consuming genome annotation when pointing at the key proteins of a given biological question. We documented a large number of proteins found produced in greater amounts when cells are cultivated in either hypo-osmotic or hyper-osmotic conditions. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Trends in Microbial Proteomics.
Journal of proteomics 05/2013; 97. DOI:10.1016/j.jprot.2013.05.020 · 3.89 Impact Factor
"The family Rhodospirillaceae, of subgroup 1 of the class Alphaproteobacteria, comprises 22 genera at the time of writing (http://www.bacterio.cict.fr/classifgenerafamilies. html#Rhodospirillaceae). Members of several novel genera of this family have been isolated recently from various environments, such as Caenispirillum bisanense from sludge of a dye works (Yoon et al., 2007), Fodinicurvata fenggangensis and F. sediminis from a salt mine (Wang et al., 2009), Marispirillum indicum from a deep-sea environment (Lai et al., 2009a), Nisaea denitrificans and N. nitritireducens from surface seawater (Urios et al., 2008), Oceanibaculum indicum from deep seawater (Lai et al., 2009b), Pelagibius litoralis from seawater (Choi et al., 2009), Thalassobaculum litoreum from coastal seawater (Zhang et al., 2008) and Telmatospirillum siberiense from a mesotrophic fen (Sizova et al., 2007). The wide distribution and metabolic diversity (such as heterotrophism or phototrophism) of the family Rhodospirillaceae suggest that its members may have an important role in such aquatic and marine environments. "
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A Gram-negative, strictly aerobic and heterotrophic, non-spore-forming bacterial strain, designated LM22(T), was isolated from activated sludge of a sequencing batch reactor for the treatment of malachite green effluent. Cells of strain LM22(T) were slightly curved to straight rods (0.3-0.5×0.6-1.0μm) and motile by a single polar flagellum. Strain LM22(T) was negative for oxidase and catalase activities and phototrophic growth. An internal membrane system and bacteriochlorophyll a were absent. Growth occurred at 20-40°C (optimum 30-35°C) and pH6.0-10.0 (optimum pH7.0-7.5). Strain LM22(T) did not require NaCl for growth and tolerated up to 2.0 % NaCl (optimum 0.5 %). The major ubiquinone was Q-10. The major fatty acids (>10 % of the total) were C(18 : 1)ω7c (32.9 %), C(19 : 0) cyclo ω8c (18.7 %), C(16 : 0) (12.1 %) and C(16 : 0) 2-OH (10.5 %). Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that Inquilinus limosus AU0476(T) was the closest relative (90.4 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity). The DNA G+C content was 65.6 mol%. On basis of phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic data, strain LM22(T) was considered to represent a novel genus and species of the family Rhodospirillaceae, for which the name Dongia mobilis gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain of Dongia mobilis is LM22(T) (=CGMCC 1.7660(T) =JCM 15798(T)).
International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 12/2010; 60(Pt 12):2780-5. DOI:10.1099/ijs.0.020347-0 · 2.51 Impact Factor
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