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Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2017 Nov;67(11):4790-4795. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002379. Epub 2017 Oct 6.

Kordia zosterae sp. nov., isolated from the seaweed, Zostera marina.

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1​Department of Biology, College of Life science and Natural Resources, Sunchon National University, Suncheon 57922, Republic of Korea.
2​Environmentally Friendly Agriculture Center, Sunchon National University, Suncheon 57922, Republic of Korea.
3​Aquaculture Industry Research Division, South Sea Fisheries Research Institute, National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS), Yeosu 59780, Republic of Korea.
4​Agricultural Sciences Institute, Sunchon National University, Suncheon 57922, Republic of Korea.


A Gram-stain-negative, gliding and rod shaped bacterium, designated strain ZO2-23T was isolated from a seaweed sample collected from the West Sea, Republic of Korea. Cells are catalase-negative and oxidase-positive. Neighbour-joining phylogenetic tree based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain ZO2-23T forms an independent lineage within the genus Kordia. Strain ZO2-23T was related to Kordia ulvae SC2T (98.0 %, 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity) and K. antarctica IMCC3317T (97.9 %). The major fatty acids of strain ZO2-23T were iso-C15 : 0, iso-C17 : 0 3-OH, summed feature 3 and iso-C15 : 0 3-OH. The only isoprenoid quinone of the isolate was menaquinone-6. The DNA G+C content of strain ZO2-23T was 31.7 mol%. Phenotypic characteristics distinguished strain ZO2-23T from the related species of the genus Kordia. On the basis of the evidences presented in this study, novel species, Kordia zosterae sp. nov., is proposed for strain ZO2-23T (=KCTC 52268T=JCM 31799T).


Flavobacteriaceae; Kordia zosterae sp. nov.; Zostera marina

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