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Enterococcus aquimarinus sp. nov., isolated from sea water
Svec, P.; Vancanneyt, M.; Devriese, L.A.; Naser, S.M.; Snauwaert, C.; Lefebvre, K.; Hoste, B.; Swings, J. (2005). Enterococcus aquimarinus sp. nov., isolated from sea water. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 55: 2183-2187.
In: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. Society for General Microbiology: Reading. ISSN 1466-5026; e-ISSN 1466-5034, more
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  • Svec, P.
  • Vancanneyt, M., more
  • Devriese, L.A.
  • Naser, S.M.
  • Snauwaert, C.
  • Lefebvre, K.
  • Hoste, B., more
  • Swings, J., more

    Two enterococcal strains LMG 16607T and LMG 16612 originating from sea water were analysed in a polyphasic taxonomic study. Both strains, assigned as Enterococcus sp. in the BCCM/LMG culture collection, possessed analogous protein profiles, but these were different from all other enterococcal species. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis of one strain showed the highest similarity, 96·9–96·1 %, with its closest phylogenetic neighbours Enterococcus saccharolyticus, Enterococcus sulfureus, Enterococcus saccharominimus and Enterococcus italicus. Further genomic analysis by (GTG)5-PCR fingerprinting and sequence analysis of the housekeeping gene phenylalanyl-tRNA synthase (pheS) and distinct biochemical features confirmed that the two strains represent a novel enterococcal species for which the name Enterococcus aquimarinus sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is LMG 16607T (=CCM 7283T).

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