Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 112, Issue 10, pp 1447–1456 | Cite as

Serratia microhaemolytica sp. nov., isolated from an artificial lake in Southern China

  • Juan Wang
  • Min-Ling Zheng
  • Jian-Yu Jiao
  • Wei-Jia Wang
  • Shuai Li
  • Min Xiao
  • Cha Chen
  • Ping-Hua QuEmail author
  • Wen-Jun LiEmail author
Original Paper


A Gram-stain negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped, non-motile and non-spore forming bacterium, designated ZS-11T, was isolated from an artificial freshwater lake in Guangzhou city, Guangdong province, China. Growth of strain ZS-11T was observed at the temperature 18–42 °C (optimum 32–37 °C), pH 6.0–8.0 (optimum 7.0) and 0.5–3.0% (w/v) NaCl (optimum 0.5%, w/v), and also found to be enhanced in the presence of CO2. Pairwise comparison of 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that the strain shared high similarities with Serratia entomophila DSM 12358T (96.1%), Serratia ficaria DSM 4569T (96.0%), Serratia plymuthica DSM 4540T (96.0%), Rahnella victoriana FRB 225T (95.9%) and Rouxiella badensis DSM 100043T (95.8%). The phylogenomic dendrograms showed that strain ZS-11T formed a distinct cluster within the clade of the genus Serratia. The major fatty acids (> 20%) present in the cells were C16:0, C16:1ω7c/C16:1ω6c and C18:1ω7c/C18:1ω6c, which were consistent with those of S. entomophila CCUG 55496T and Serratia liquefaciens CCUG 9285T. The DNA G + C content for the genome was 49.3%. Based on these phenotypic and genotypic data, strain ZS-11T is considered to represent a new species of the genus Serratia, for which the name Serratia microhaemolytica sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is ZS-11T (= CCTCC AB 2018040T = KCTC 62413T).


Serratia microhaemolytica sp. nov. Artificial lake Polyphasic taxonomy 



P.-H. Qu was supported by Research Fund for Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, China (2017A020215068). W.-J. Li was supported by the Guangdong Province Higher Vocational Colleges and Schools Pearl Scholar Founded Scheme (2014).

Author's contributions

WJL and PHQ designed research and project outline. JW, WJW, and CC performed isolation, deposition, phenotypic and biochemical characteristics identification, and molecular analysis. JJ, SL and MX performed the chemotaxonomy analysis. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory Medicine Department, Zhongshan People’s HospitalThe Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen UniversityZhongshanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.The Second Clinic CollegeGuangzhou University of Chinese MedicineGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of Clinical Laboratory, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese MedicineGuangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese MedicineGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Plant Resources, School of Life SciencesSun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  5. 5.College of FisheriesHenan Normal UniversityXinxiangPeople’s Republic of China

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