Fulvimarina endophytica sp. nov., a novel endophytic bacterium isolated from bark of Sonneratia caseolaris

  • Li TuoEmail author
  • Xiao-Rui Yan


A Gram-negative, aerobic, short-rod-shaped, motile (with a terminal flagellum), non-spore-forming bacterium, designated strain 85T, was isolated from a surface-sterilized bark of Sonneratia caseolaris collected from Qinzhou in Guangxi, China and was analyzed using a polyphasic approach to determine its taxonomic position. Strain 85T grew optimally in the presence of 1–2% (w/v) NaCl at 30°C and pH 6.0–7.0. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequence suggested that strain 85T belonged to the genus Fulvimarina and shared the highest 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity with Fulvimarina pelagi HTCC2506T (96.16%). The cell-wall peptidoglycan contained meso-diaminopimelic acid and ubiquinone Q-10 was the predominant respiratory lipoquinone. The polar lipids comprised diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine, an unidentified amino lipid, three unidentified phospholipids and six unidentified lipids. The major fatty acid was C18:1ω7c. The DNA G+C content of strain 85T was 65.4 mol%, and the average nucleotide identity and estimated DDH values between strain 85T and the type strain of Fulvimarina pelagi HTCC2506T were 77.3% and 21.7%, respectively. Based on the phylogenetic, phenotypic, and chemotaxonomic analyses, strain 85T should be considered as a novel species of the genus Fulvimarina with the proposed name Fulvimarina endophytica sp. nov., and its type strain is 85T (= KCTC 62717T = CGMCC 1.13665T).


Fulvimarina endophytica endophytic bacterium polyphasic approach novel species 


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This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, Grant no. 81603079), Science and Technology Foundation of Guizhou Province (No. Qian Ke He Jichu[2019]1347) and Youth Science and technology personnal growth project of Guizhou Provincial Education Department (No. Qian Jiao He KY Zi[2016]200).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center for Medicine and BiologyZunyi Medical UniversityZunyiP. R. China
  2. 2.Zunyi Engineering Research Center of Physical Testing and Chemical AnalysisZunyi Medical UniversityZunyiP. R. China

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