- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 47, Issue 2
f Deferribacter thermophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a Novel Thermophilic Manganese- and Iron-Reducing Bacterium Isolated from a Petroleum Reservoir
- Authors: ANTHONY C. GREENE*, BHARAT K. C. PATEL, ALAN J. SHEEHY
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- Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, April 1997 47: 505-509, doi: 10.1099/00207713-47-2-505
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Published Online:
A thermophilic anaerobic bacterium, designated strain BMAT (T = type strain), was isolated from the production water of Beatrice oil field in the North Sea (United Kingdom). The cells were straight to bent rods (1 to 5 by 0.3 to 0.5 μ) which stained gram negative. Strain BMAT obtained energy from the reduction of manganese (IV), iron(III), and nitrate in the presence of yeast extract, peptone, Casamino Acids, tryptone, hydrogen, malate, acetate, citrate, pyruvate, lactate, succinate, and valerate. The isolate grew optimally at 60°C (temperature range for growth, 50 to 65°C) and in the presence of 2% (wt/vol) NaCl (NaCl range for growth, 0 to 5% [wt/vol]). The DNA base composition was 34 mol% G+C. Phylogenetic analyses of the 16S rRNA gene indicated that strain BMAT is a member of the domain Bacteria. The closest known bacterium is the moderate thermophile Flexistipes sinusarabici (similarity value, 88%). Strain BMAT possesses phenotypic and phylogenetic traits that do not allow its classification as a member of any previously described genus; therefore, we propose that this isolate should be described as a member of a novel species of a new genus, Deferribacter thermophilus gen. nov., sp. nov.
Copyright © 1997 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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