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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Thalassomonas loyana sp nov, a causative agent of the white plague-like disease of corals on the Eilat coral reef|
|Abstract:||The taxonomic position of the coral pathogen strain CBMAI 722(T) was determined on the basis of molecular and phenotypic data. We clearly show that the novel isolate CBMAI 722 T is a member of the family Colwelliaceae, with Thalassomonas ganghwensis as the nearest neighbour (95% 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity). CBMAI 722(T) can be differentiated from its nearest neighbour on the basis of phenotypic and chemotaxonomic features, including the utilization of cellobiose and L-arginine, the production of alginase and amylase, but not oxidase, and the presence of the fatty acids 12:0 3-OH and 14:0, but not 10:0 or 15:0. The DNA G + C content of CBMAI 722(T) is 39.3 mol%. We conclude that this strain represents a novel species for which we propose the name Thalassomonas loyana sp. nov., with the type strain CBMAI 722(T) (=LMG 22536(T)). This is the first report of the involvement of a member of the family Colwelliaceae in coral white plague-like disease.|
|Editor:||Soc General Microbiology|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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