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A report of 31 unrecorded bacterial species in South Korea belonging to the class Gammaproteobacteria

Journal of Species Research / Journal of Species Research, (E)2713-8615
2016, v.5 no.1, pp.188-200
Jung Yong-Taek
Bae Jin-Woo
Che Ok Jeon
Joh Ki Seong
Chi-Nam Seong
Kwang-Yeop Jahng
Cha Chang Jun
Im Wan-Taek
Seung Bum Kim
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During recent screening to discover indigenous prokaryotic species in South Korea, a total of 31 bacterial strains assigned to the class Gammaproteobacteria were isolated from a variety of environmental samples including soil, tidal flat, freshwater, seawater, and plant roots. From the high 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity (>98.7%) and formation of a robust phylogenetic clade with the closest species, it was determined that each strain belonged to each independent and predefined bacterial species. There is no official report that these 31 species have been described in South Korea; therefore 5 species of 3 genera in the order Alteromonadales, 11 species of 3 genera in the order Pseudomonadales, 8 species of 6 genera in the order Enterobacteriales, 2 species of 1 genera in the order Vibrionales, 1 species of 1 genera in the order Oceanospirillales, 3 species of 3 genera in the order Xanthomonadales, and 1 species in the order Spongiibacter_o within the Gammaproteobacteia are reported for proteobacterial species found in South Korea. Gram reaction, colony and cell morphology, basic biochemical characteristics, isolation source, and strain IDs are also described in the species description section.

16S rRNA gene, bacterial diversity, Gammaproteobacteria, prokaryote, unrecorded species



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