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A report of 11 unrecorded bacterial species in Korea, isolated from Hapcheonho Lake and Jinyangho Lake

  • Lee, Jae Kook (Institute for Biomaterials, Korea University) ;
  • Yi, Hana (Department of Public Health Sciences, Graduate School, Korea University)
  • Received : 2016.11.30
  • Accepted : 2017.05.26
  • Published : 2017.10.31

Abstract

In order to investigate the indigenous prokaryotic species diversity of the Nakdong River system in Korea, fresh water samples from Hapcheonho Lake and Jinyangho Lake were analyzed for bacterial taxonomic diversity. The isolated bacterial strains were identified based on 16S rRNA gene sequences, and those exhibiting at least 98.7% sequence similarity with known bacterial species, but never reported in Korea, were selected as unrecorded species. Eleven unrecorded bacterial species were discovered in this study. The isolates were identified as Aquabacterium citratiphilum, Clostridium ghonii, Curvibacter delicates, Deinococcus depolymerans, Eubacterium moniliforme, Flavobacterium nitrogenifigens, Kineosporia mesophila, Luteibacter jiangsuensis, Microbacterium terricola, Rhizobium larrymoorei, and Sediminicoccus rosea belonging to the phyla Actinobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes, Proteobacteria and Deinococcus-Thermus. The selected isolates were further characterized for cellular and colonial morphologies, growth conditions, physiological properties, and enzymatic activities. Descriptive information of these previously unrecorded species is also provided.

Acknowledgement

Grant : Survey of Freshwater Organisms and Specimen Collection (Prokaryotes)

Supported by : Nakdonggang National Institute

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