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Polycyclovorans algicola gen. nov., sp nov., an Aromatic-Hydrocarbon-Degrading Marine Bacterium Found Associated with Laboratory Cultures of Marine Phytoplankton

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  • Tony Gutierrez
  • David H. Green
  • Peter D. Nichols
  • William B. Whitman
  • Kirk T. Semple
  • Michael D. Aitken
Journal publication date01/2013
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Number of pages10
Original languageEnglish


A strictly aerobic, halotolerant, rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain TG408, was isolated from a laboratory culture of the marine diatom Skeletonema costatum (CCAP1077/1C) by enrichment with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) as the sole carbon source. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis placed this organism within the order Xanthomonadales of the class Gamma-proteobacteria. Its closest relatives included representatives of the Hydrocarboniphaga-Nevskia-Sinobacter clade (