Kee-Sun Shin

Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology KRIBB, Daiden, Daejeon, South Korea

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    ABSTRACT: During a study intended to screen for agar-degrading bacteria, strain M2-5T was isolated from black sand off the shore of Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. Strain M2-5T exhibited agarase activity; the β-agarase gene of the isolate had 62 % amino acid sequence identity to the β-agarase gene of Microbulbifer thermotolerans JAMB A94T. The isolate was closely related to members of the genus Simiduia but was clearly discernible from reported Simiduia species, based on a polyphasic analysis. Cells of strain M2-5T were Gram-negative, catalase- and oxidase-positive, motile rods. The DNA G+C content was 53.3 mol%. The predominant isoprenoid quinone was Q-8. The major cellular fatty acids were C17:1ω8c (25.9 %), summed feature 3 (iso-C(15 : 0) 2-OH and/or C16:1ω7c; 17.2 %) and C17:0 (15.0 %). Phylogenetic analysis using 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain M2-5T had 96.6 % gene sequence similarity to Simiduia agarivorans SA1T, the most closely related type strain of the genus Simiduia. These results suggest that strain M2-5T represents a novel species in the genus Simiduia, for which the name Simiduia areninigrae sp. nov. is proposed; the type strain is M2-5T (=KCTC 23293T=NCAIM B 02424T).
    Preview · Article · Jun 2011 · International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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    ABSTRACT: A novel Gram-positive, non-motile, rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain RB-62(T), was isolated during a study of culturable bacteria from the gut of Moechotypa diphysis (Pascoe) and its taxonomic position was investigated. Strain RB-62(T) grew at 15-30 °C and pH 5.0-8.5. The isoprenoid quinones were menaquinones MK-11 (77.1%), MK-10 (11.7%) and MK-12 (11.2%). The major cellular fatty acids were anteiso-C(15:0) (34.6%), anteiso-C(17:0) (29.8%), iso-C(16:0) (17.0%) and cyclohexyl-C(17:0) (11.4%). The diagnostic diamino acid of the cell-wall peptidoglycan was 2,4-diaminobutyric acid. The G+C content of the genomic DNA of strain RB-62(T) was 70.3 mol%. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain RB-62(T) was affiliated with the genus Herbiconiux cluster within the family Microbacteriaceae, and was related most closely to Herbiconiux ginsengi wged11(T) (98.08% similarity). The level of DNA-DNA relatedness between strain RB-62(T) and H. ginsengi wged11(T) was 43.2% (reciprocal 66.7%). Phenotypic and phylogenetic characteristics clearly distinguished strain RB-62(T) from recognized species of the genus Herbiconiux. Based on data from the present polyphasic study, strain RB-62(T) is considered to represent a novel species of the genus Herbiconiux, for which the name Herbiconiux moechotypicola sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is RB-62(T) (=KCTC 19653(T)=JCM 16117(T)).
    Preview · Article · Feb 2011 · International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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    ABSTRACT: An agarolytic bacterium, designated as strain M5c(T), was isolated from sea sand in Jeju Island, Korea. This isolate was Gram-negative, positive for catalase and oxidase, rod and motile by means of monotrichous flagella. Strain M5c(T) has translucent or dark ivory colonies, forms a dent on an agar plate under colonies, and grows in the presence of 1-12% (w/v) NaCl and at 10-37°C. This isolate hydrolyzes agar, alginic acid, carboxymethyl (CM)-cellulose and starch. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain M5c(T) can be considered as a species within the genus Gilvimarinus, being most closely related to Gilvimarinus chinensis QM42(T), with a 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity of 95.6%. The major cellular fatty acids were C16:1ω7c and/or iso-C15:0 2OH (33.5%), C16:0 (26.5%) and C18:1ω7c (14.1%). The DNA G+C content was 53.8 mol%. Based on these polyphasic data, strain M5c(T) should be classified as a novel species, for which the name Gilvimarinus agarilyticus sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain for the novel species is M5c(T) (= KCTC 23325(T) = NCAIM B 02425(T)).
    Full-text · Article · Feb 2011 · Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
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    ABSTRACT: A Gram-negative-staining, non-motile rod, designated GG-w14(T), was isolated from the rhizosphere of Angelica polymorpha Maxim. Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that the isolate belonged to the genus Mucilaginibacter and exhibited 93.9-97.4% 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity with recognized members of the genus Mucilaginibacter (closest relative Mucilaginibacter gossypii Gh-67(T)). DNA-DNA relatedness between strain GG-w14(T) and M. gossypii KCTC 22380(T) was <41%. Strain GG-w14(T) grew at 4-35 °C, at pH 5.0-8.0 and with 0-1% (w/v) NaCl. The isolate hydrolysed casein, CM-cellulose and starch and contained menaquinone 7 as the major menaquinone. The major cellular fatty acids were summed feature 3 (C(16:1)ω7c and/or iso-C(15:0) 2-OH; 39.9%), iso-C(15:0) (24.2%) and iso-C(17:0) 3-OH (12.4%). The DNA G+C content was 42.5 mol%. These data suggest that strain GG-w14(T) should be considered as a representative of a novel species of the genus Mucilaginibacter, for which the name Mucilaginibacter angelicae sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is GG-w14(T) (=KCTC 23250(T)=NCAIM B 02415(T)).
    Preview · Article · Feb 2011 · International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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    ABSTRACT: Strain M1-2(T) was isolated from the black sand from the seashore of Jeju Island, Republic of Korea and was classified using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Strain M1-2(T) appeared as Gram-negative, motile rods that could grow in the presence of 1-10% (w/v) NaCl and at temperatures ranging from 4 to 37°C. This isolate has catalase and oxidase activity and hydrolyses aesculin, DNA and L: -tyrosine. Based on phylogenetic analysis using 16S rRNA gene sequences, strain M1-2(T) belongs to the genus Joostella and is clearly distinct from the other described species of this genus, Joostella marina (type strain En5(T)). The 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity level between M1-2(T) and J. marina En5(T) is 97.2%, and the DNA-DNA relatedness value between the two strains is 23.9%. Strain M1-2(T) contains MK-6 as the major menaquinone and iso-C₁₅:₀, summed feature 3 (C₁₆:₁ ω7c and/or iso-C₁₅:₀ 2OH) and iso-C₁₇:₀ 3OH as major cellular fatty acids. The DNA G + C content is 32.3 mol%. These data suggest that strain M1-2(T) should be classified as a novel species, for which the name Joostella atrarenae sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain for the novel species is M1-2(T) (= KCTC 23194(T) = NCAIM B.002413(T)).
    No preview · Article · Feb 2011 · Current Microbiology
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    ABSTRACT: A moderate halophile, strain X50(T), was isolated from mustard kimchi, a traditional Korean fermented food. The organism grew under conditions ranging from 0-15.0% (w/v) NaCl (optimum: 3.0%), pH 7.0-10.0 (optimum: pH 9.0) and 15-45°C (optimum: 37°C). The morphological, physiological, and biochemical features and the 16S rRNA gene sequences of strain X50(T) were characterized. Colonies of the isolate were creamcolored and the cells were rod-shaped. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that strain X50(T) belongs to the genus Oceanobacillus and is closely related phylogenetically to the type strain O. iheyensis HTE831(T) (98.9%) and O. oncorhynchi subsp. oncorhynchi R-2(T) (97.0%). The cellular fatty acid profiles predominately included anteiso-C(15:0) and iso-C(15:0). The G+C content of the genomic DNA of the isolate was 37.9 mol% and the major isoprenoid quinone was MK-7. Analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequences, DNA-DNA relatedness and physiological and biochemical tests indicated genotypic and phenotypic differences among strain X50(T) and reference species in the genus Oceanobacillus. Therefore, strain X50(T) was proposed as a novel species and named Oceanobacillus kimchii. The type strain of the new species is X50(T) (=JCM 16803(T) =KACC 14914(T) =DSM 23341(T)).
    Full-text · Article · Dec 2010 · The Journal of Microbiology
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    ABSTRACT: A novel ascomycetous yeast, designated strain N7a-Y2(T), was isolated from soil collected in a potato field in Ochang, Korea, and its taxonomic position was studied. A neighbour-joining tree based on the D1/D2 domain of large-subunit rRNA gene sequences revealed that the isolate was a member of the Wickerhamomyces clade and that it was closely related to Wickerhamomyces bisporus, Candida quercuum, Candida ulmi and Wickerhamomyces alni. Strain N7a-Y2(T) formed Saturn-shaped ascospores in unconjugated and persistent asci. D1/D2 domain 26S rRNA gene sequence divergences of 11.0-21.1 % between strain N7a-Y2(T) and other members of the Wickerhamomyces clade indicate that the strain represents a novel species of the genus Wickerhamomyces, for which the name Wickerhamomyces ochangensis sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is N7a-Y2(T) ( = KCTC 17870(T)  = CBS 11843(T)).
    Preview · Article · Nov 2010 · International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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    ABSTRACT: The ability of potato-derived major surface antigen of hepatitis B virus (P-HBsAg) to elicit antibody responses to different dosages of P-HBsAg ranging from 0.02 to 30 μg administered orally in mice was examined. All immunized groups produced specific serum IgG and fecal IgA antibodies against P-HBsAg, even at low levels (<5 μg), after administration of a 0.5-μg yeast-derived HBsAg (Y-HBsAg; LG Life Sciences, Republic of Korea) booster. Copyright © 2010, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
    Preview · Article · Oct 2010 · Clinical and vaccine Immunology: CVI
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    ABSTRACT: An actinobacterial strain, designated 72(T), was isolated from a traditional salt-fermented seafood in Korea. Colonies were coral red and cells were Gram-reaction-positive, non-motile rods. Strain 72(T) grew with 0-10 % (w/v) NaCl, at pH 7-10 and at 15-37 °C. Optimum growth conditions were 2 % NaCl, pH 7.0 and 30 °C. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that strain 72(T) belonged to the genus Dietzia. The major cellular fatty acids (>5 %) were C₁₆:₀, summed feature 3 (comprising C₁₆:₁ω6c and/or C₁₆:₁ω7c), 10-methyl C₁₈:₀, C₁₇:₀, C₁₉:₀ and C₁₈:₁ω9c. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis and DNA-DNA hybridization, coupled with physiological and biochemical tests, revealed genotypic and phenotypic differences between strain 72(T) and other members of the genus Dietzia. Based on these data, strain 72(T) represents a novel species, for which the name Dietzia alimentaria sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is 72(T) ( = JCM 16360(T)  = KACC 21126(T)).
    Full-text · Article · Oct 2010 · International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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    ABSTRACT: A Gram-negative, nonmotile and rod-shaped bacterial strain was isolated from the rhizosphere of Platycodon grandiflorum in a study of bacterial diversity, and its taxonomic position was investigated by a genotypic and phenotypic analysis. This isolate, designated as DR-f4, grew at 4-30 degrees C (optimally at 20-25 degrees C) and in the presence of 0-1% (w/v) NaCl. It contained MK-7 as the predominant menaquinone. The isolate had activities of catalase, oxidase and beta-galactosidase and hydrolyzed aesculin, casein, carboxymethyl-cellulose, starch and L-tyrosine. The major cellular fatty acids were summed feature 3 (C(16:1)omega7c and/or iso-C(15:0) 2OH) and iso-C(15:0). The DNA G+C content was 42.6 mol%. This isolate belonged to the genus Mucilaginibacter based on phylogenetic analysis using 16S rRNA gene sequences. The nearest phylogenetic neighbors of strain DR-f4(T) were Mucilaginibacter lappiensis ANJL12(T) and Mucilaginibacter rigui WPCB133(T), with 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity levels of 96.9% and 96.4%, respectively. The genotypic and phenotypic evidence suggests that strain DR-f4(T) should be classified as a novel species, for which the name Mucilaginibacter dorajii sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain for the novel species is DR-f4(T) (=KACC 14556(T)=JCM 16601(T)).
    Preview · Article · Aug 2010 · FEMS Microbiology Letters
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    ABSTRACT: Strain M1-8(T) was isolated from jeotgal, a Korean salt-fermented food. Cells were aerobic, non-motile, Gram-reaction-positive and rod-shaped. Colonies were cream-coloured and circular with entire margins. Strain M1-8(T) exhibited optimal growth at 25-30 °C and pH 7.0-8.0 and in 0-4  % (w/v) NaCl. The strain tolerated up to 10.0 mM Cr(VI). Phylogenetic analyses of 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that strain M1-8(T) represents a novel species in the genus Leucobacter. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of M1-8(T) exhibited 98.1  % similarity to that of Leucobacter chromiireducens subsp. chromiireducens L-1(T). The new isolate was clustered with Leucobacter species on a 16S rRNA gene sequence-based phylogenetic tree. The chromosomal DNA G+C content of strain M1-8(T) was 62.8 %. Its cell-wall peptidoglycan contained 2,4-diaminobutyric acid, glutamic acid, alanine, glycine and γ-aminobutyric acid. The major menaquinone was MK-11 and the predominant fatty acids were anteiso-C₁₅:₀ (63.6 %), anteiso-C₁₇:₀ (16.7 %) and iso-C₁₆:₀ (14.2  %). The polar lipid profile of strain M1-8(T) contained diphosphatidylglycerol and one unknown glycolipid. Significant genotypic and phenotypic differences were found between strain M1-8(T) and other Leucobacter species. These differentiating characteristics indicate that strain M1-8(T) represents a novel species of the genus Leucobacter, for which the name Leucobacter salsicius sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is M1-8(T) (=KACC 21127(T) =JCM 16362(T)).
    Full-text · Article · Apr 2010 · International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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    ABSTRACT: Strain 104(T) was isolated from a traditional salt-fermented seafood in Korea. It was a Gram-positive, non-motile, coccus-shaped bacterium. It formed lemon-yellow, opaque colonies that were circular with entire margins. Optimal growth occurred at 30-37 °C, pH 7-8 and in the presence of 0-2 % (w/v) NaCl. Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences from strain 104(T) and reference species of the genus Kocuria indicated that strain 104(T) formed an independent line. The G+C content of the chromosomal DNA was 60.6 mol%. MK-7 was the major menaquinone and the predominant fatty acids were anteiso-C(15 : 0) (76.7 %), anteiso-C(17 : 0) (10.9 %) and iso-C(16 : 0) (4.5 %). Strain 104(T) was most closely related to Kocuria rhizophila TA68(T) (98.9 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity). The DNA-DNA hybridization value between strain 104(T) and K. rhizophila TA68(T) was 14.1±3.4 %. On the basis of this polyphasic taxonomic analysis, strain 104(T) appears to represent a novel species in the genus Kocuria. The name Kocuria salsicia sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is 104(T) (=KACC 21128(T)=JCM 16361(T)).
    Full-text · Article · Mar 2010 · International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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    ABSTRACT: Strain S22(T), a novel cellulolytic bacterium was isolated from the rhizosphere of pine trees. This isolate was Gram-reaction positive, motile and rods, and formed terminal or subterminal ellipsoidal spores. S22(T) represented positive activity for catalase, oxidase, esterase (C4), esterase lipase (C8), beta-galactosidase, leucine arylamidase, and hydrolysis of esculin. It contained meso-diaminopimelic acid as the diagnostic dia-mino acid in the cell-wall. The predominant isoprenoid quinone was menaquinone 7 (MK-7), and the major cellular fatty acids were anteiso-C(15:0) (52.9%), iso-Ci(16:0) (11.3%), and iso-C(15:0) (10.0%). The DNA G+C content was 43.3 mol%. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that this isolate belonged to the family Paenibacillaceae. S22(T) exhibited less than 97.0% 16S rRNA gene similarity with all relative type strains in the genus Paenibacillus, and the most closely related strains were Paenibacillus anaericanus MH21(T) and Paenibacillus ginsengisoli Gsoil 1638(T), with equal similarities of 95.8%. This polyphasic evidence suggested that strain S22(T) should be considered a novel species in the genus Paenibacillus, for which the name, Paenibacillus pini sp. nov., is proposed. The type strain is S22(T) (=KCTC 13694(T) =KACC 14198(T) =JCM 16418(T)).
    Full-text · Article · Dec 2009 · The Journal of Microbiology
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    ABSTRACT: A Gram-positive and endospore-forming bacterial strain, designated S4(T), was isolated from the rhizosphere of ferns in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. This isolate is strictly aerobic, motile, and rod-like in shape, and it is positive for catalase, oxidase, esterase lipase, and beta-galactosidase activities. In addition, this strain grows when cultured at temperatures between 15 and 37 degrees C and at pH values ranging from 5.5 to 9.0. The DNA G+C content was determined to be 53.2 mol%. Strain S4(T) has meso-diaminopimelic acid in the cell-wall peptidoglycan; it also contains menaquinone 7 (MK-7) as the predominant isoprenoid quinone and anteiso-C(15:0) (57.5%), iso-C(16:0) (11.3%), and C(16:0) (9.4%) as the major cellular fatty acids. Phylogenetic analysis based on alignments of the 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that S4(T) is affiliated with a cluster of strains within the genus Paenibacillaceae and is most closely related to Paenibacillus chinjuensis WN9(T), with 96.8% similarity. Based on the phylogenetic and phenotypic characteristics of strain S4(T), we believe that this isolate should be distinguished from all type species of the genus Paenibacillus and should thus represent a novel taxon within the genus Paenibacillus. We propose naming this type species Paenibacillus filicis sp. nov. for the rhizosphere isolate; the type strain will be known as S4(T) (=KCTC 13693(T) =KACC 14197(T) =JCM 16417(T)).
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    ABSTRACT: A novel cellulolytic bacterium, strain S23(T), was isolated from the rhizosphere of the pine trees in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. This isolate was Gram-positive, strictly aerobic, rod-shaped, catalase-negative, oxidase-positive, motile by means of peritrichous flagella, and tested positive for alkaline phosphatase, esterase lipase, leucine arylamidase, alpha-galactosidase, and beta-galactosidase activities. The DNA G+C content was 49.5 mol%. The main cellular fatty acids were anteiso-C(15:0) (51.9%), iso-C(16:0) (14.7%), and iso-C(15:0) (13.2%). The major isoprenoid quinone was menaquinone 7 (MK-7). Diagnostic diamino acid in the cell-wall pepti-doglycan was meso-diaminopimelic acid. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that this strain clustered with Paenibacillus species. The 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity values between S23(T) and other Paenibacillus species were between 89.9% and 95.9%, and S23(T) was most closely related to Paenibacillus tarimensis SA-7-6(T). On the basis of phylogenetic and phenotypic properties of strain S23(T), the isolate is considered as a novel species belonging to the genus Paenibacillus. Therefore, the name, Paenibacillus pinihumi sp. nov., is proposed for the rhizosphere isolate; the type strain is S23(T) (=KCTC 13695(T) =KACC 14199(T) =JCM 16419(T)).
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    ABSTRACT: A Gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped, motile, oxidase-positive, catalase-negative bacterium, designated strain BL03(T), was isolated from landfill soil in Pohang, Republic of Korea. Colonies on Luria-Bertani agar plates were yellow. The strain grew in the presence of 0-3 % (w/v) NaCl, at 15-42 degrees C and at pH 5.0-9.5. The predominant ubiquinone was Q-10, and the major cellular fatty acids were C(17 : 1)omega6c, C(15 : 0) 2-OH and C(18 : 1)omega7c. Polar lipids detected were phosphatidylmonomethylethanolamine, diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylglycerol, sphingoglycolipid and an unknown glycolipid. Spermidine was identified as the major polyamine component. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain BL03(T) belongs to the genus Sphingopyxis with high sequence similarity to Sphingopyxis taejonensis JSS54(T) (97.8 %), Sphingopyxis alaskensis RB2256(T) (97.4 %) and Sphingopyxis chilensis S37(T) (96.9 %). Levels of DNA-DNA relatedness between strain BL03(T) and the above three type strains were only 10.3-40.3 %. The DNA G+C content of strain BL03(T) was 65.9 mol%. Based on the data presented, strain BL03(T) is considered to represent a novel species of the genus Sphingopyxis, for which the name Sphingopyxis soli sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is BL03(T) (=KCTC 22405(T) =JCM 15910(T)).
    No preview · Article · Oct 2009 · International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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    ABSTRACT: A novel, moderately halophilic bacterium belonging to the genus Salinicoccus was isolated from crabs preserved in soy sauce: a traditional Korean fermented seafood. Colonies of strain Crm(T) were ivory and the cells were non-motile, Gram-positive cocci. The organism was non-sporulating, catalase-positive and oxidase-negative. The major fatty acids of strain Crm(T) were iso-C(15 : 0) (22.0 %), anteiso-C(15 : 0) (40.6 %) and anteiso-C(17 : 0) (12.1 %). The cell wall peptidoglycan contained lysine and glycine, and the major isoprenoid quinone was MK-6. The polar lipids were phosphatidylglycerol, diphosphatidylglycerol and an unidentified glycolipid. The genomic DNA G+C content was 47.8 mol%. Strain Crm(T) was closely related to the type strain of Salinicoccus halodurans, with which it shared 96.9 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity. The DNA-DNA hybridization value between strains Crm(T) and S. halodurans DSM 19336(T) was 7.6 %. Based on phenotypic, genetic and phylogenetic data, strain Crm(T) should be classified as a novel species within the genus Salinicoccus , for which the name Salinicoccus carnicancri sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is Crm(T) (=KCTC 13301(T) =JCM 15796(T)).
    Preview · Article · Sep 2009 · International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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    ABSTRACT: A Gram-staining-positive, aerobic, non-motile and rod-shaped bacterium, designated P27(T), was isolated from a traditional fermented seafood. The isolate grew optimally with 0-2.0 % (w/v) NaCl and at pH 6-7 and 30 degrees C. The predominant menaquinones were MK-12 and MK-11. The major cellular fatty acids were anteiso-C(17 : 0), anteiso-C(15 : 0) and iso-C(16 : 0). The major cell-wall sugars were galactose, mannose and rhamnose. The peptidoglycan amino acids of strain P27(T) were 2,4-diaminobutyric acid, alanine, glutamic acid and glycine. The major polar lipids were diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol and an unidentified glycolipid. The genomic DNA G+C content of strain P27(T) was 69.0 mol%. Based on its 16S rRNA gene sequence, strain P27(T) showed highest pairwise similarity with Agromyces cerinus subsp. cerinus JCM 9083(T) (97.0 % similarity). Based on phenotypic, genotypic and phylogenetic studies, strain P27(T) represents a novel species in the genus Agromyces, for which the name Agromyces atrinae sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is P27(T) (=KCTC 19593(T) =JCM 15913(T)).
    Full-text · Article · Sep 2009 · International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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    ABSTRACT: A Gram-positive, aerobic, non-motile and coccoid actinobacterium, designated P31(T), was isolated from a traditional, fermented seafood. The strain was catalase-positive and oxidase-negative. Cells grew in the presence of 0-15.0 % (w/v) NaCl, and at pH 5-10 and 15-37 degrees C. Major cellular fatty acids were anteiso-C(15 : 0), anteiso-C(17 : 0) and iso-C(16 : 0). Strain P31(T) contained MK-7 as the predominant menaquinone. The DNA G+C content of the genomic DNA of strain P31(T) was 65.2 mol%. A phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that strain P31(T) was most closely related to Kocuria kristinae DSM 20032(T), with 96.9 % similarity, and these two strains clustered together in constructed phylogenetic trees. The DNA-DNA hybridization value between strain P31(T) and K. kristinae DSM 20032(T) was 21.1 %. On the basis of the phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic data, it is suggested that strain P31(T) represents a novel species of the genus Kocuria, for which the name Kocuria koreensis sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is P31(T) (=KCTC 19595(T)=JCM 15915(T)).
    Preview · Article · Aug 2009 · International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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    ABSTRACT: A Gram-negative micro-organism, designated strain B7(T), was isolated from tidal flat sediment and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic study involving morphological, physiological, biochemical and 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses. A phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that strain B7(T) belonged to the genus Paracoccus and was closely related phylogenetically to Paracoccus marcusii MH1(T) (97.5 % sequence similarity), Paracoccus marinus KKL-A5(T) (97.5 %), Paracoccus haeundaensis BC74171(T) (97.3 %), Paracoccus carotinifaciens E-396(T) (97.3 %), Paracoccus homiensis DD-R11(T) (97.2 %), Paracoccus seriniphilus MBT-A4(T) (96.9 %) and other type strains of the genus Paracoccus (95.2-96.7 %). The G+C content of the genomic DNA and the major isoprenoid quinone of the type strain were 62.0 mol% and ubiquinone-10, respectively. The major fatty acid components were C(18 : 1)omega7c (68.9 %) and C(18 : 0) (18.1 %); this profile, with C(18 : 1)omega7c as the predominant fatty acid, was characteristic of members of the genus Paracoccus. The 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, DNA-DNA hybridization studies and physiological and biochemical tests identified genotypic and phenotypic differences between strain B7(T) and recognized Paracoccus species. On the basis of these data, therefore, strain B7(T) represents a novel species of the genus Paracoccus, for which the name Paracoccus aestuarii sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is B7(T) (=KCTC 22049(T)=DSM 19484(T)=JCM 15119(T)).
    Full-text · Article · May 2009 · International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

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  • 2002-2014
    • Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology KRIBB
      • • Biological Resource Center
      • • Proteome Research Laboratory
      Daiden, Daejeon, South Korea
  • 2013
    • Chungbuk National University
      • Department of Microbiology
      Chinsen, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
  • 2010-2012
    • Kyung Hee University
      • Department of Life and Nanopharmaceutical Science
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea