Tellurirhabdus rosea gen. nov., sp. nov., a new member of the family Cytophagaceae isolated from soil in South Korea

  • Jiwon Choi
  • Dahye Yang
  • Geeta Chhetri
  • Seho Cha
  • Taegun SeoEmail author
Original Paper


Strain U15T, rod-shaped, catalase and oxidase positive, non-motile, hot pink pigmented, Gram-negative bacterium, was isolated from soil of Udo port, Udo Island, South Korea. Growth was observed at 10–48 °C, pH 6–11, and 0% (w/v) NaCl. Optimum growth conditions are 30–40 °C, pH 7–10, and 0% (w/v) NaCl. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA sequences showed that strain U15T forms a distinct clade with type strains of the family Cytophagaceae, with similarities below 89%. The major polar lipids are phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylserine. Strain U15T was found to contain MK-7 as the only menaquinone, and iso-C15:0, C16:1ω5c, iso-C17:0 3-OH and summed feature 3 (comprising C16:1ω7c and/or C16:1ω6c) as the major fatty acids (> 10%). The DNA G + C content of strain U15T was determined to be 54.3 mol%. Based on the phylogenetic, phenotypic characteristics and chemotaxonomic analysis data, strain U15T (= KCTC 62116T = JCM 32361T) should be classified as representing a novel species of a novel genus within the family Cytophagaceae for which the name Tellurirhabdus rosea gen. nov., sp. nov., is proposed.


Cytophagaceae Novel genus Novel species Tellurirhabdus 



We are grateful to Dr. Bernhard Schink for help with etymology. This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MIST) (NRF-2017R1A2B4009448).

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiwon Choi
    • 1
  • Dahye Yang
    • 1
  • Geeta Chhetri
    • 1
  • Seho Cha
    • 1
  • Taegun Seo
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Life ScienceDongguk University-SeoulGoyangSouth Korea

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