A Gram-negative, strictly aerobic, pink-pigmented, non-motile, spherical bacterium designated YM26-125T was isolated from iron sand. Phylogenetic analyses based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that the new strain was affiliated with the phylum Planctomycetes and shared 96.1% sequence similarity with Rhodopirellula baltica SH 1T. The strain could be also differentiated phenotypically from the Rhodopirellula baltica SH 1T. The major fatty acids of strain YM26-125T were identified as C16:0 and C18:1 ω9c as defined by the MIDI system.
Citation: Yoon J, Matsuo Y, Kasai H (2015) Phylogenetic and Taxonomic Analyses of Rhodopirellula caenicola Sp. Nov., a New MarinePlanctomycetes Species Isolated from Iron Sand. J Phylogen Evolution Biol 3:143.