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Algiphilus aromaticivorans gen. nov., sp nov., an aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading bacterium isolated from a culture of the marine dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedrum, and proposal of Algiphilaceae fam. nov.

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  • Tony Gutierrez
  • David H. Green
  • William B. Whitman
  • Peter D. Nichols
  • Kirk T. Semple
  • Michael D. Aitken
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/2012
<mark>Journal</mark>International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number11
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)2743-2749
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


A strictly aerobic, halotolerant, Gram-stain-negative, rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain DG1253(T), was isolated from a laboratory culture of the marine dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedrum (CCAP 1121/2). The strain was able to degrade two- and three-ring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. It exhibited a narrow nutritional spectrum, preferring to utilize aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbon compounds and small organic acids. Cells produced surface blebs and contained a single polar flagellum. The predominant isoprenoid quinone of strain DG1253(T) was Q-8. The fatty acid profile was dominated by C-18:1 omega 7c. The mean DNA G + C content of strain DG1253(T) was 63.6 +/- 0.25 mol%. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis placed this organism within the order Xanthomonadales of the class Gammaproteobacteria. Its closest relatives included representatives of the Hydrocarboniphaga-Nevskia-Sinobacter clade (