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Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2003 Sep;53(Pt 5):1615-7.

Reclassification of Vibrio hollisae as Grimontia hollisae gen. nov., comb. nov.

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  • 1Laboratory for Microbiology, Ghent University, K. L. Ledeganckstraat 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium.


The taxonomic positions of three representative strains of Vibrio hollisae (LMG 17719(T), LMG 21416 and LMG 21538) were investigated by means of 16S rDNA sequences and phenotypic data. V. hollisae strains (GenBank/EMBL accession nos AJ514909-AJ514911) shared 99.5 % 16S rDNA sequence similarity, but had only 94.6 % similarity to their closest phylogenetic neighbour, Enterovibrio norvegicus. 16S rDNA sequence similarity of V. hollisae and Vibrio cholerae was only 91 %. These results suggest that V. hollisae should be placed into a novel genus, for which the name Grimontia gen. nov. is proposed.

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