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A Gram-negative, motile by tuft flagella, obligately aerobic chemoorganoheterotrophic, sphere-form bacterium, designated IMCC3135(T), was isolated from the Antarctic surface seawater of King George Island, West Antarctica. The strain was mesophilic, neutrophilic, and requiring NaCl for growth, but neither halophilic nor halotolerant. The 16S rRNA gene(More)
A seawater bacterium, designated IMCC3195T, was isolated from the Antarctic coast. Cells of the novel strain were Gram-negative, rusty-coloured, strictly aerobic, chemoheterotrophic, non-budding and non-motile rods or vibrioids that possessed a thin prostheca. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence comparisons, the novel strain was most closely related to the(More)
A total of 106 actinobacteria associated with the marine sponge Hymeniacidon perleve collected from the Yellow Sea, China were isolated using eight different media. The number of species and genera of actinobacteria recovered from the different media varied significantly, underlining the importance of optimizing the isolation conditions. The phylogenetic(More)
The flocculating activity of an exopolysaccharide, p-KG03, produced by a marine dinoflagellate Gyrodinium impudicum KG03 was investigated. The p-KG03 was a highly sulfated exopolysaccharide that showed strong antiviral activity against encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) and immunostimulating activity by NK cell activation. For the industrial applications of(More)
A Gram-negative, non-motile, aerobic bacterium, designated strain KOPRI 20941(T), was isolated from a sample of marine sediment from Ny Alesund, Spitsbergen, Norway. A phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that the Arctic isolate nested within the genus Maribacter and showed the highest sequence similarity (98.1 %) with respect to(More)
This study examined the ability of microalgal sulfated exopolysaccharide (MSE) from marine microalga Gyrodinium impudicum (strain KG03) to induce secretory and cellular responses in murine peritoneal macrophages. The cytotoxicity induced by preincubating tumor cells with MSE was demonstrated to be concentration-dependent. The MSE-induced tumoricidal(More)
A number of marine bacteria isolated from young biofilms were characterized as belonging to the family Flavobacteriaceae. The taxonomic characterization of strain KOPRI 13649T, which was isolated from an acrylic surface at the seashore at Gangneung, Korea, is reported here. The nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain KOPRI 13649T was determined and(More)
Harmful algal blooms, caused by rapid growth and accumulation of certain microalgae in the ocean, pose considerable impacts on marine environments, aquatic industries and even public health. Here, we present the 7.2-megabase genome of the marine bacterium Hahella chejuensis including genes responsible for the biosynthesis of a pigment which has the lytic(More)
A seawater bacterium, designated IMCC3101(T), was isolated from Antarctic coastal seawater. The strain was Gram-negative, chemoheterotrophic, obligately aerobic, pigmented dark yellow (flexirubin-type pigments) and devoid of gliding and flagellar motility. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence comparisons, the most closely related species was Ulvibacter(More)
A Gram-negative, psychrotolerant, chemoheterotrophic, aerobic, cream-coloured bacterium, designated IMCC3113(T), was isolated from coastal seawater from the Antarctic. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity analyses, the strain was most closely related to the type strains of Hahella chejuensis (93.0 %) and Hahella ganghwensis (92.1 %) in the(More)