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CHROMOHALOBACTER SARECENSIS SP. NOV., A PSYCHROTOLERANT MODERATE HALOPHILE ISOLATED FROM THE SALINE ANDEAN REGION OF BOLIVIA. BIOTECNOLOGICOS

                                                                                       Quillaguaman J, Delgado O, Mattiasson B, Hatti-Kau

   A moderately halophilic, aerobic, motile, Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium (strain LV4(T)) was isolated from saline soil around the lake Laguna Verde in the Bolivian Andes. The organism is a heterotroph, able to utilize various carbohydrates as a carbon source. It showed tryptophan deaminase, oxidase and catalase activity, but was unable to produce indole or H(2)S; nitrate was not reduced. The G+C content of the genomic DNA was 56.1 mol%. The pH range for growth was 5-10, temperature range was 0-45 degrees C and the range of NaCl concentrations was 0-25 % (w/v). On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, strain LV4(T) was found to be closely related to Chromohalobacter canadensis DSM 6769(T) and Pseudomonas beijerinckii DSM 7218(T); however, its DNA-DNA relatedness with these type strains was low. Strain LV4(T) resembled other Chromohalobacter species with respect to various physiological, biochemical and nutritional characteristics but also exhibited differences. Thus, a novel species, Chromohalobacter sarecensis sp. nov., is proposed, with LV4(T) (=CCUG 47987(T)=ATCC BAA-761(T)) as the type strain.

PMID: 15545411 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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