Two novel bacteria, with an optimum growth temperature of approximately 60°C, were isolated from Lu-shan hot springs in the central region of Taiwan. These isolates were aerobic, thermophilic, halotolerant, pink-pigmented, heterotrophic and resistant to gamma-radiation. Both pleomorphic, short, rod-shaped cells and coccoid cells were observed. Strains LS-286 (=ATCC BAA-452=BCRC 17198) and LS-293T (=ATCC BAA-406T =BCRC 17173T) represented a novel species of the genus Rubrobacter, according to a phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene, DNA-DNA hybridization, biochemical features and fatty acid composition. The name Rubrobacter taiwanensis sp. nov. is proposed for this novel species, with LS-293T as the type strain.
|頁（從 - 到）||1849-1855|
|期刊||International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 九月 1 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Chen, M. Y., Wu, S. H., Lin, G. H., Lu, C. P., Lin, Y. T., Chang, W. C., & Tsay, S. S. (2004). Rubrobacter taiwanensis sp. nov., a novel thermophilic, radiation-resistant species isolated from hot springs. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 54(5), 1849-1855. https://doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.63109-0