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Int Microbiol. 2007 Mar;10(1):61-4.

The recently proposed species Aeromonas sharmana sp. nov., isolate GPTSA-6T, is not a member of the genus Aeromonas.

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Molecular Diagnostics Center, Biomolecular Technologies SL, and Miguel Hernández University, Orihuela, Alicante, Spain.


A new species of the genus Aeromonas, Aeromonas sharmana sp. nov., was recently described on the basis of a single isolate, strain GPTSA-6T, obtained from a warm spring in India. The description of this new species included biochemical characterization, antibiotic susceptibility, cellular fatty-acid profiles, and 16S rRNA gene sequencing, but not DNADNA hybridization data. In the present article, phylogenetic analysis (branch distances in the tree and nucleotide signatures) of the 16S rRNA of isolate GPTSA-6T, together with certain phenotypic characteristics of the isolate reported in the earlier description, clearly indicate that this microorganism does not belong to the genus Aeromonas as known to date, although it falls within the radiation of the family Aeromonadaceae. Emendation from the List of Prokaryotic Names with Standing in Nomenclature is consequently proposed.

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