Archives of Microbiology

, Volume 201, Issue 1, pp 81–86 | Cite as

Flavobacterium dasani sp. nov., a psychrotolerant bacterium isolated from Arctic soil

  • Dhiraj Kumar Chaudhary
  • Dockyu Kim
  • Jaisoo KimEmail author
Original Paper


A novel yellow-colored, Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, non-motile, catalase- and oxidase-positive, and rod-shaped psychrotolerant bacterium, designated strain PLR-18-3T, was isolated from Arctic soil and was subjected to polyphasic taxonomic study. Cells were able to grow at 0–30 °C, pH 6.0–10.5, and 0–3.0% (w/v) NaCl concentration. Based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, this Arctic strain belonged to the genus Flavobacterium, with the closest neighbor being Flavobacterium noncentrifugens R-HLS-17T (96.2% sequence similarity). The strain contained MK-6 as a sole respiratory quinone, phosphatidylethanolamine as the major polar lipid, and summed feature 3 (C16:1ω7c and/or C16:1ω6c), iso-C15:0, iso-C15:0 G, iso-C17:0 3-OH, iso-C15:0 3-OH, anteiso-C15:0, and summed feature 9 (iso-C17:1ω9c and/or C16:010-methyl) as the predominant fatty acids. The DNA G + C content was 37.9 mol%. On the basis of polyphasic data, strain PLR-18-3T represents a novel species of the genus Flavobacterium, for which the name Flavobacterium dasani sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is PLR-18-3T (=KEMB 9005-713T=KACC 19627T=NBRC 113347T).


Flavobacterium dasani sp. nov. Flavobacteriaceae Bacteroidetes Psychrotolerant Arctic soil 



Korea Environmental Microorganisms Bank


Korean Agricultural Culture Collection


Culture Collection University of Gothenburg


NITE Biological Resource Center


List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature



We greatly appreciate Professor Bernhard Schink (University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany) for providing the species name.


This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (2016R1D1A1A09916982).

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The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

Ethical statement

This study does not describe any experimental work related to human.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dhiraj Kumar Chaudhary
    • 1
  • Dockyu Kim
    • 2
  • Jaisoo Kim
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Life Science, College of Natural SciencesKyonggi UniversitySuwonSouth Korea
  2. 2.Division of Polar Life SciencesPolar Research InstituteInchonSouth Korea

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