Journal of Microbiology

, Volume 57, Issue 1, pp 23–29 | Cite as

Gramella fulva sp. nov., isolated from a dry surface of tidal flat

  • Sae Hyun Hwang
  • Woon Mo Hwang
  • Keunsoo Kang
  • Tae-Young AhnEmail author
Microbial Systematics and Evolutionary Microbiology


A novel Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, motile by means of gliding, and short rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain SH35T, was isolated from the dry surface of a tidal flat in Hwasung-si, South Korea. Growth occurred at 10–40°C (optimum 30°C), at pH 6.0–8.0 (optimum pH 7.0), in 1–12% NaCl (optimum 2%), and was inhibited in the absence of NaCl and Ca2+ ions. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain SH35T belonged to the genus Gramella and was a member of the family Flavobacteriaceae with highest sequence similarity to Gramella flava JLT2011T (96.1%), followed by Gramella oceani CCAMSZ-TT (95.6%), and 93.0–94.9% to other recognized Gramella species. The major cellular fatty acids (> 5% of the total) of strain SH35T were iso-C15:0, Iso-C16:0, anteiso-C15:0, iso-C17:0 3-OH and summed feature 9 (C16:0 10-methyl and/or C17:1 iso ω9с). The major polar lipids were phosphatidylethanolamine, two unidentified aminolipids and nine unidentified polar lipids. The major respiratory quinone and the predominant polyamine were menaquinone-6 (MK-6) and symhomospermidine, respectively. The DNA G + C content was 40.5 mol% (39.7% based on total genome calculations). Based on phylogenetic analysis and physiological and biochemical characterization, strain SH35T represents a novel species of the genus Gramella, for which the name Gramella fulva sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is SH35T (= KACC 19447T = JCM 32369T).


Gramella fulva sp. nov. Gramella dry surface of tidal flat whole genome sequencing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sae Hyun Hwang
    • 1
  • Woon Mo Hwang
    • 2
  • Keunsoo Kang
    • 2
  • Tae-Young Ahn
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Biology, College of Natural SciencesKyonggi UniversitySuwonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology, College of Natural SciencesDankook UniversityCheonanRepublic of Korea

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