Shimazuella alba sp. nov. isolated from desert soil and emended description of the genus Shimazuella Park et al. 2007

Saygin H., Ay H., Sahin N.

Archives of Microbiology, vol.202, no.7, pp.1831-1838, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 202 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00203-020-01894-z
  • Journal Name: Archives of Microbiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, Environment Index, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1831-1838
  • Keywords: Thermoactinomycetaceae, Shimazuella alba sp, nov, 16S rRNA gene, Genome, Karakum desert
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


A novel, Gram-stain-positive bacterium, designated KC615T, was isolated from desert soil which was collected from the Karakum Desert, Turkmenistan. Phylogenetic analysis based on an almost-complete 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that isolate KC615T formed a monophyletic clade with Shimazuella kribbensis KCTC 9933T, sharing 98.2% similarity and polyphasic taxonomic studies confirmed the affiliation of the strain to the genus Shimazuella. The cell-wall peptidoglycan contained meso-diaminopimelic acid. Whole-cell hydrolysates contained ribose and glucose. The major polar lipids were diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine and hydroxy-phosphatidylethanolamine. The predominant menaquinones (> 10%) were MK-9(H4) and MK-10(H4). Major fatty acids were anteiso-C15:0, C20:0 and C18:0. The genomic DNA G + C content observed for strain KC615T was 38.5 mol%. Based on 16S rRNA gene similarity, DNA–DNA hybridization value, chemotaxonomic characteristics and differential physiological properties, strain KC615T is considered to represent a novel species within the genus Shimazuella, for which the name Shimazuella alba sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is KC615T (= JCM 33532T = CGMCC 4.7616T).