Ferrimonas balearica gen. nov., spec. nov., a New Marine Facultative Fe(III)-reducing Bacterium

Ramon A. Rosselló-Mora, Wolfgang Ludwig, Peter Kämpfer, Rudolf Amann, Karl Heinz Schleifer

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Abstract

The isolation of a new Fe(III)-reducing organism from a Mediterranean marine sediment at the coast of Mallorca (Spain) is described. Comparative 16S rRNA data analysis showed that the new isolate is a member of the gamma subclass of Proteobacteria and indicated a potential moderate phylogenetic affiliation to Shewanella species, Vibrio marinus and Alteromonas haloplanktis. Fe(III)-reduction was first described for members of the latter group. The low level of relatedness of the isolate to its closest relatives justifies the proposal of a new genus and species, namely Ferrimonas balearica gen. nov. spec. nov..

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-202
Number of pages7
JournalSystematic and Applied Microbiology
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 16S rRNA
  • Iron reduction
  • Marine isolate
  • Shewanella

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