The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
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Janibacter corallicola sp. nov., isolated from coral in Palau
Akiko KageyamaYoko TakahashiMina Yasumoto-HiroseHiroaki KasaiYoshikazu ShizuriSatoshi Omura
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2007 Volume 53 Issue 3 Pages 185-189


A novel Janibacter species is described on the basis of phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and genotypic data. Two bacterial strains were isolated in Palau, which were both Gram-positive, catalase-positive bacteria with meso-diaminopimelic acid as the diagnostic diamino acid of the peptidoglycan. The major menaquinone was MK-8(H4). Mycolic acids were not detected. The G+C content of the DNA was 70–71 mol%. Comparative 16S rDNA studies of the two isolated strains revealed that they both belonged to the genus Janibacter. DNA-DNA relatedness data revealed that 04PA2-Co5-61T and 02PA-Ca-009 belong to the same species, a new species of the genus Janibacter. From these results, Janibacter corallicola sp. nov. is proposed, with the type strain 04PA2-Co5-61T (=MBIC 08265T, DSM 18906T).

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