RRC ID 80491
Author Postec A, Galès G, Prime AH, Bartoli M, Price RE, Vandecasteele C, Erauso G.
Title Marinitoga aeolica sp. nov., a novel thermophilic anaerobic heterotroph isolated from a shallow hydrothermal field of Panarea Island in the Aeolian archipelago, Italy.
Journal Int J Syst Evol Microbiol
Abstract A novel thermophilic strain, designated BP5-C20AT, was isolated from the shallow hydrothermal field of the Panarea island in the Aeolian archipelago close to Sicily, Italy. Cells are motile rods surrounded with a 'toga', Gram-stain-negative and display a straight to curved morphology during the exponential phase. Strain BP5-C20AT is thermophilic (optimum 55 °C), moderately acidophilic (optimum pH 5.6) and halotolerant (optimum 25 g l-1 NaCl). It can use yeast extract, peptone and tryptone. It uses the following carbohydrates: cellobiose, fructose, glucose, maltose, starch, sucrose and xylan. Elemental sulphur is used as an electron acceptor and reduced to hydrogen sulphide. The predominant cellular fatty acid is C16 : 0. Phylogenetic analysis showed that strain BP5-C20AT shared 97.3 % 16S rRNA gene sequence identity with the closest related species Marinitoga lauensis LG1T. The complete genome of strain BP5-C20AT is 2.44 Mb in size with a G+C content of 27.3 mol%. The dDDH and ANI values between the genomes of strains BP5-C20AT and M. lauensis LG1T are 31.0 and 85.70% respectively. Finally, from its physiological, metabolic and genomic characteristics, strain BP5-C20AT (=DSM 112332T=JCM 39183 T) is proposed as representative of a novel species of the genus Marinitoga named Marinitoga aeolica sp. nov. and belonging to the order Petrotogales, in the phylum Thermotogota.
Volume 73(11)
Published 2023-11-1
DOI 10.1099/ijsem.0.006186
PMID 38015056
MeSH Anaerobiosis Bacterial Typing Techniques Base Composition DNA, Bacterial / genetics Fatty Acids* / chemistry Italy Phylogeny RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics Sequence Analysis, DNA
General Microbes JCM 39183