Nesterenkonia pannonica sp. Nov., a novel alkaliphilic and moderately halophilic actinobacterium

Andrea K. Borsodi, Tibor Szili-Kovács, Peter Schumann, Cathrin Spröer, Károly Márialigeti, Erika Tóth

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An alkaliphilic and moderately halophilic bacterial strain characterized by optimal growth at pH 9.0–10.0 and with 5–7% (w/v) NaCl, designated BV-35T, was isolated from water of a soda pan located in Kiskunság National Park, Hungary. Cells of the orange-pigmented colony were Gram-stain-positive, non-motile and non-endospore-forming coccoid rods. The isolate was strictly aerobic, catalase-positive and oxidase-negative. Strain BV-35T displayed a peptidoglycan similar to type A4a, L-Lys–L-Glu (A11.54 according to but containing additionally 4-aminobutyric acid. Menaquinone-7 (MK-7) was the predominant isoprenoid quinone, and anteiso-C15: 0 and anteiso-C17: 0 were its major cellular fatty acids. The DNA G+C content of strain BV-35T was 65.4 mol%. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities, the novel isolate showed the closest relationship to Nesterenkonia populi GP 10-3T (97.9 %). The DNA–DNA relatedness between BV-35T and N. populi was 46.7 %. The distinguishing phenotypic and genetic results of this polyphasic study revealed that strain BV-35T represents a novel member of the genus Nesterenkonia, for which the name Nesterenkonia pannonica sp. Nov. is proposed. The type strain is BV-35T (=DSM 29786T=NCAIM B 02606T).

Original languageEnglish
Article number002263
Pages (from-to)4116-4120
Number of pages5
JournalInternational journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - okt. 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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