publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Photobacterium kishitanii sp. nov., a luminous marine bacterium symbiotic with deep-sea fishes.

Paul V. Dunlap; Jennifer C. Ast; Henryk Urbanczyk; Fabiano L. Thompson; Katrien Engelbeen; Paul De Vos; Ilse Cleenwerck;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2007 Journal: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, volume 57, pages 2,073-2,078 (issn: 1466-5026, eissn: 1466-5034, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Microbiology Society
Abstract
<jats:p>Six representatives of a luminous bacterium commonly found in association with deep, cold-dwelling marine fishes were isolated from the light organs and skin of different fish species. These bacteria were Gram-negative, catalase-positive, and weakly oxidase-positive or oxidase-negative. Morphologically, cells of these strains were coccoid or coccoid-rods, occurring singly or in pairs, and motile by means of polar flagellation. After growth on seawater-based agar medium at 22 °C for 18 h, colonies were small, round and white, with an intense cerulean blue luminescence. Analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity placed these bacteria in the genus <jats:...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Microbiology, General Medicine, Bacteria, biology.organism_classification, biology, Light organ, Housekeeping gene, Photobacterium, 16S ribosomal RNA, Vibrionaceae, Photobacterium phosphoreum, Operon
Abstract
<jats:p>Six representatives of a luminous bacterium commonly found in association with deep, cold-dwelling marine fishes were isolated from the light organs and skin of different fish species. These bacteria were Gram-negative, catalase-positive, and weakly oxidase-positive or oxidase-negative. Morphologically, cells of these strains were coccoid or coccoid-rods, occurring singly or in pairs, and motile by means of polar flagellation. After growth on seawater-based agar medium at 22 °C for 18 h, colonies were small, round and white, with an intense cerulean blue luminescence. Analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity placed these bacteria in the genus <jats:...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Microbiology, General Medicine, Bacteria, biology.organism_classification, biology, Light organ, Housekeeping gene, Photobacterium, 16S ribosomal RNA, Vibrionaceae, Photobacterium phosphoreum, Operon
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