Shinella fusca sp. nov., isolated from domestic waste compost

Ivone Vaz-Moreira, Cátia Faria, Ana R. Lopes, Liselott A. Svensson, Edward R.B. Moore, Olga C. Nunes, Célia M. Manaia*

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A bacterium, designated strain DC-196T, isolated from kitchen refuse compost was analysed by using a polyphasic approach. Strain DC-196T was characterized as a Gram-negative short rod that was catalase- and oxidase-positive, and able to grow at 10-40 °C, pH 6-9 and in NaCl concentrations as high as 3%. Chemotaxonomically, C18:1 was observed to be the predominant cellular fatty acid and ubiquinone 10 (Q10) was the predominant respiratory quinone. The G+C content of the genomic DNA was determined to be 66 mol%. On the basis of the genotypic, phenotypic and chemotaxonomic characteristics, strain DC-196T was assigned to the genus Shinella, although with distinctive features. At the time of writing, 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities of 97.6-96.8% and the low DNA-DNA hybridization values of 38.2-32.2% with the type strains of the three recognized Shinella species confirmed that strain DC-196T represents a novel species of the genus, for which the name Shinella fusca sp. nov. is proposed (type strain DC-196T=CCUG 55808T=LMG 24714T).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2010


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