Arthrobacter dokdonellae sp. nov., isolated from a plant of the genus Campanula

  • Hyeon-Woo Koh
  • Myung-Suk Kang
  • Ki-Eun Lee
  • Eun-Young Lee
  • Hongik Kim
  • Soo-Je ParkEmail author


A Gram-stain-positive, oxidase- and catalase-positive motile, aerobic, and rod-shaped bacterial strain, designated as DCT-5T, was isolated from a native plant belonging to the genus Campanula at Dokdo island, Republic of Korea. Growth of the strain DCT-5T was observed at 15–37°C (optimum 30°C) on R2A broth, pH 6.0–8.0 (optimum 7.0), and 0–5% (w/v) NaCl concentration (optimum 0%). The 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis revealed that strain DCT-5T was most closely related to Arthrobacter silviterrae KIS14-16T, Arthrobacter livingstonensis LI2T, Arthrobacter stackebrandtii CCM 2783T, Arthrobacter cryoconiti Cr6-08T, Arthrobacter ramosus CCM 1646T, and Arthrobacter psychrochitiniphilus GP3T with pairwise sequence similarities of 98.76%, 97.47%, 97.25%, 97.11%, 97.11%, and 97.00%, respectively. The DNA G+C content of strain DCT-5T was 64.7 mol%, and its DNA-DNA relatedness values with A. silviterrae KIS14-16T, A. livingstonensis LI2T, A. stackebrandtii CCM 2783T, A. psychrochitiniphilus GP3T, A. ramosus CCM 1646T, and A. cryoconiti Cr6-08T were 32.57 ± 2.02%, 28.75 ± 0.88%, 31.93 ± 1.15%, 34.73 ± 1.86%, 29.12 ± 1.56%, and 27.23 ± 0.88%, respectively. The major quinone was MK-9(H2) and major fatty acids were anteiso-C15:0, anteiso-C17:0, iso-C15:0, and iso-C16:0. The polar lipids were diphosphatidylglycerol (DPG), phosphatidylglycerol (PG), phosphatidylinositol (PI), unidentified glycolipid (GL), two unidentified aminophospholipids (APLs), and three unidentified lipids (Ls). The peptidoglycan type was A3α. On the basis of phenotypic, phylogenetic, genotypic, and chemotaxonomic characteristics, strain DCT-5T represents a novel species of the genus Arthrobacter, for which the name Arthrobacter dokdonellae sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is DCT-5T (= KCTC 49189T = LMG 31284T).


Arthrobacter dokdonellae sp. nov. Dokdo Campanula polyphasic novel species 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyeon-Woo Koh
    • 1
  • Myung-Suk Kang
    • 2
  • Ki-Eun Lee
    • 3
  • Eun-Young Lee
    • 3
  • Hongik Kim
    • 1
  • Soo-Je Park
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.R&D DivisionVITABIO, Inc.DaejeonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Biological Resources Utilization DepartmentNational Institute of Biological ResourcesIncheonRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Microorganism Resources DivisionNational Institute of Biological ResourcesIncheonRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.Department of BiologyJeju National UniversityJejuRepublic of Korea

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