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Record 19 of 1938
Tindallia Californiensis sp. nov.: A New Halo-Alkaliphilic Primary Anaerobe, Isolated from Meromictic soda Mono Lake in California and the Correction of Diagnosis for Genus Tindallia
Author and Affiliation:
Pikuta, Elena(Alabama Univ., Center for Space Plasma Aeronautic Research, Huntsville, AL United States)
Marsic, Damien(Alabama Univ., Dept. of Biological Sciences, Huntsville, AL United States)
Hoover, Richard B.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL United States)
Kevbrin, Vadim(Georgia Univ., Athens, GA United States)
Whitman, William B.(Georgia Univ., Athens, GA United States)
Krader, Paul(ATCC, United States)
Cleland, Dave(ATCC, United States)
Six, N. Frank [Technical Monitor]
Abstract: A novel extremely halo-alkaliphilic, bacterium strain APO (sup T) was isolated from sediments of the athalassic, meromictic, soda Mono Lake in California. Gram positive, spore-forming, slightly curved rods with sizes 0.6-0.7x 2.5-4.0 micrometers which occur singly, in pairs or short curved chains. Cells, are motile by singular subcentral flagellum. Strain APO (sup T) is mesophilic: growth was observed over the temperature range of +10 C to +48 C (optimum +37 C), NaCl concentration range 1-20 %, wt/vol (optimum 3-5%, wt/vol) and pH range 8.0-11.0 (optimum pH 9.5). The novel isolate is strictly halo-alkaliphilic, requires sodium chloride in medium, obligately anaerobic and catalase-negative. Strain APO (sup T) is organo-heterotroph with fermentative type of metabolism, and uses as substrates: peptone, badotryptone, casamino acids, yeast extract, L-serine, L-lysine, L-histidine, L-arginine, and pyruvate. The main end products of growth on peptone medium were: lactate, acetate, propionate, and ethanol. Strain APO (sup T) is resistant to kanamycin, but sensitive to chloramphenicol, tetracycline, and gentamycin. The sum of G+C in DNA is 44.4 mol% (by HPLC method). On the bait of physiological and molecular properties, the isolate was considered as novel species of genus Tindallia; and the name Tindallia californiensis sp. nov., is proposed for new isolate (type strain APO (sup T) - ATCC BAA_393(sup T) = DSMZ 14871 (sup T)).
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2002
Document ID:
20020067737
(Acquired Sep 06, 2002)
Subject Category: LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Document Type: Preprint
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: ANAEROBES; ANTIBIOTICS; HETEROTROPHS; LAKES; LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY; CALIFORNIA; BACTERIA; GENETICS; CATALASE; DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID; HISTIDINE; LYSINE; PH; PYRUVATES; SPORES; TETRACYCLINES; YEAST
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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