Aureimonas leprariae sp. nov., Isolated from a Lepraria sp. Lichen

  • Kun Zhang
  • Long-Qian Jiang
  • Li-Song Wang
  • De-Feng An
  • Lei Lang
  • Gui-Ding Li
  • Xin-Yu Wang
  • Song-Biao Shi
  • Qin-Yuan Li
  • Cheng-Lin Jiang
  • Yi JiangEmail author


A Gram-negative, motile, aerobic and coccoid rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain YIM132180T, was isolated from a Lepraria sp. lichen collected from Pu’er, Yunnan Province, China. The strain grew at 15–35 °C (optimum, 25–28 °C), at 0–2% (w/v) NaCl (optimum, 0–1%) and at pH 6.0–9.0 (optimum, pH 7.0). The 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that strain YIM132180T had highest similarity (96.4%) with Aureimonas endophytica 2T4P-2-4T, followed by Aureimonas ureilytica NBRC 106430T (95.7%) and Aureimonas rubiginis CC-CFT034T (95.6%). Phylogenetic analysis showed that the strain grouped with species of the genus Aureimonas. The genomic sequence was 4,779,519 bp and contained 4584 coding sequences (CDSs), 54 RNA genes, 3 complete rRNA genes and 47 tRNA genes. The major fatty acids (>10%) of strain YIM132180T were C18:1ω7c, C-16:0 and C19:0 cyclo ω8c. The predominant menaquinone was ubiquinone 10 (Q-10). The polar lipid profile comprised diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylmethylethanolamine, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylglycerol, unidentified phospholipid, amino lipid, lipid and most importantly sulfoquinovosyldiacylglycerol (SQDG). Based on the draft genome sequence, the G +C content of strain YIM132180T was 68.4 mol%. The results of the polyphasic taxonomic study, including phenotypic, chemotaxonomic, and phylogenetic analyses, showed that strain YIM132180T represents a novel species of the genus Aureimonas, for which the name Aureimonas leprariae sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is YIM 132180T (=KCTC 72462T = CGMCC 1.17389T).



This research was funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (31460005).

Author Contributions

KZ: performed the experiments and wrote the manuscript; L-QJ and G-DL: analysed the data; S-BS and Q-YL: performed the study; D-FA and LL: analysed the data; X-YW: collected the lichen samples; L-SW: identified the lichen samples; YJ: guided the experiments and revised the manuscript; C-LJ: designed the study.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kun Zhang
    • 1
  • Long-Qian Jiang
    • 1
  • Li-Song Wang
    • 2
  • De-Feng An
    • 1
  • Lei Lang
    • 1
  • Gui-Ding Li
    • 1
    • 3
  • Xin-Yu Wang
    • 2
  • Song-Biao Shi
    • 4
  • Qin-Yuan Li
    • 1
  • Cheng-Lin Jiang
    • 1
  • Yi Jiang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Yunnan Institute of Microbiology, Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Bio-Resource, School of Life SciencesYunnan UniversityKunmingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Lab for Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of SciencesKunmingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Institute of Microbial PharmaceuticalsNortheastern UniversityShenyangPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Guangxi Key Laboratory of Chemistry and Engineering of Forest ProductsGuangxi University for NationalitiesNanningPeople’s Republic of China

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