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Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2018 Oct;68(10):3125-3131. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002947. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

Komagataeibacter cocois sp. nov., a novel cellulose-producing strain isolated from coconut milk.

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1​College of Food Science and Technology, Hainan University, Haikou 570228, PR China.
2​College of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Hainan University, Haikou 570228, PR China.


Phylogenetic analysis was performed on a cellulose-producing strain, designated WE7T, isolated from contaminated coconut milk. The analysis utilized nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequences, as well as concatenated partial sequences of the housekeeping genes dnaK, groEL and rpoB, and allowed identification of the strain as belonging to the genus Komagataeibacter. DNA-DNA correlation or average nucleotide identity analysis was performed between WE7T and its closest phylogenetic neighbours, and the resulting values were below the species level (<70 % and <95 %), suggesting that the strain represents a novel species in genus Komagataeibacter. Strain WE7T was coupled with Komagataeibacter species more tightly than with Gluconacetobacter species in a 16S rRNA gene sequence phylogenetic tree. Strain WE7T can be differentiated from closely related Komagataeibacter and Gluconacetobacter entanii species by the ability to grow on the carbon sources d-mannitol, sodium d-gluconate and glycerol, the ability to form acid by d-fructose, sucrose, d-mannitol, d-galactose and ethanol, and the ability to grow without acetic acid. The major fatty acid of WE7T is C18 : 1ω9c (52.3 %). The DNA G+C content of WE7T is 63.2 mol%. The name Komagataeibacter cocois sp. nov. is proposed, with the type strain WE7T (=CGMCC 1.15338T=JCM 31140T).


Komagataeibacter cocois sp. nov.; acetic acid bacteria; cellulose-producing strain; coconut milk

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