Sinomonas humi sp. nov., an amylolytic actinobacterium isolated from mangrove forest soil

Learn Han Lee, Adzzie Shazleen Azman, Nurullhudda Zainal, Wai Fong Yin, Nurul Syakima Ab Mutalib, Kok Gan Chan

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Strain MUSC 117Twas isolated from mangrove soil of the Tanjung Lumpur forest in Pahang, Malaysia. This bacterium was yellowish-white pigmented, Gram-staining-positive, rod–coccus shaped and non-motile. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence, strain MUSC 117Texhibited highest sequence similarity to Sinomonas atrocyanea DSM 20127T(98.0%), Sinomonas albida LC13T(97.9%) and Sinomonas soli CW 59T (97.8%), and lower (<97.6%) sequence similarity to other species of the genus Sinomonas. DNA–DNA hybridization experiments revealed a low level of DNA–DNA relatedness (less than 27%) between strain MUSC 117Tand closely related species. Chemotaxonomically, the peptidoglycan type was A3α, containing the amino acids lysine, serine, glycine, alanine, glutamic acid and muramic acid. The whole-cell sugars detected were rhamnose, ribose, glucose, galactose and a smaller amount of mannose. The polar lipids consisted of diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylinositol and five unidentified glycolipids. The major fatty acids (.10.0%) of the cell membrane were anteiso-C15: 0(39.4%), C18: 1ω7c (17.7%), anteiso-C17: 0(17.2%) and iso-C16: 0(11.4%). The predominant respiratory quinones detected were MK-9(H2) and MK-9. The DNA G+C content was 67.3 mol%. A comparison of BOX-PCR fingerprints indicated that strain MUSC 117Trepresented a unique DNA profile. Results based on a polyphasic approach showed that strain MUSC 117Trepresents a novel species of the genus Sinomonas, for which the name Sinomonas humi sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain of Sinomonas humi sp. nov. is MUSC 117T(5DSM 29362T=MCCC 1K00410T=NBRC 110653T).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)996-1002
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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