Journal of Microbiology

, Volume 56, Issue 4, pp 231–237 | Cite as

Hymenobacter terrigena sp. nov., isolated from soil

  • Jeong-Eun Ohn
  • Leonid N. Ten
  • Kyeung Il Park
  • Byung-Oh Kim
  • Jeung-Sul Han
  • Hee-Young Jung
Microbial Systematics and Evolutionary Microbiology


A Gram-stain-negative, non-motile, non-spore-forming, rodshaped, aerobic bacterial strain, designated S1-2-2-5T, was isolated from the Jeollabuk-do province, Republic of Korea, and was characterized taxonomically using a polyphasic approach. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that strain S1-2-2-5T belonged to the family Cytophagaceae in phylum Bacteroidetes, and was most closely related to Hymenobacter terrae DG7AT (98.2%), Hymenobacter rubidus DG7BT (98.0%), Hymenobacter soli PB17T (97.7%), Hymenobacter daeguensis 16F3Y-2T (97.2%) and Hymenobacter saemangeumensis GSR0100T (97.0%). The G + C content of the genomic DNA of strain S1-2-2-5T was 59.4 mol%. The detection of menaquinone MK-7 as the predominant respiratory quinone, a fatty acid profile with summed feature 3 (C16:1ω7c/C16:1ω6c; 32.0%), C15:0 iso (19.0%), and C15:0 anteiso (15.0%) as the major components, and a polar lipid profile with phosphatidylethanolamine as the major component supported the affiliation of strain S1-2-2-5T to the genus Hymenobacter. The DNA-DNA relatedness between strain S1-2-2-5T and H. terrae KCTC 32554T, H. rubidus KCTC 32553T, H. soli KCTC 12607T, H. daeguensis KCTC 52537T, and H. saemangeumensis KACC 16452T were 49.5, 48.2, 34.1, 28.1, and 31.8% respectively, clearly showing that the isolate is not related to them at the species level. Strain S1-2-2-5T could be clearly differentiated from its closest neighbors on the basis of its phenotypic, genotypic and chemotaxonomic features. Therefore, strain S1-2-2-5T represents a novel species of the genus Hymenobacter, for which the name Hymenobacter terrigena sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is S1-2-2-5T (= KCTC 52737T = JCM 32195T).


Hymenobacter Bacteroidetes polyphasic taxonomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Food Science and BiotechnologyKyungpook National UniversityDaeguRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.School of Applied BiosciencesKyungpook National UniversityDaeguRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Horticulture and Life ScienceYeungnam UniversityGyeongbukRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.Department of Horticultural ScienceKyungpook National UniversityDaeguRepublic of Korea
  5. 5.Institute of Plant MedicineKyungpook National UniversityDaeguRepublic of Korea

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