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A Gram-positive-staining, rod-shaped, motile, spore-forming and moderately halotolerant bacterium, designated ZLC-26(T), was isolated from a sand soil sample collected from Xinjiang Province, China, and was characterized by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. This isolate grew optimally at 30-37 degrees C and pH 7-8. It grew with 0-8% NaCl (optimum, 0-2(More)
A yellow-pigmented bacterial strain, designated RCML-52(T), was isolated from an abandoned gold mine in the desert in Xinjiang, China. Strain RCML-52(T) was Gram-negative, aerobic and non-motile. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain RCML-52(T) was affiliated with the genus Lysobacter. Strain RCML-52(T) exhibited <95.6 %(More)
Two coloured bacteria were isolated from the same plate for detecting cultivable bacteria from the air of Xinjiang in China. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that the isolates were members of the genus Kocuria, in which they represented two novel lineages. Although the two strains presented high 16S rRNA gene sequence(More)
Deinococcus radiodurans R1, a red-pigmented strain of the extremely radioresistant genus Deinococcus, contains a major carotenoid namely deinoxanthin. The high resistance of this organism against the lethal actions of DNA-damaging agents including ionizing radiation and ultraviolet light (UV) has been widely reported. However, the possible antioxidant role(More)
A novel golden-yellow-coloured strain, designated RHYL-37(T), was isolated from a soil sample from a forest of Euphrates poplar (Populus euphratica) in Xinjiang, China. The cells were strictly aerobic, Gram-staining-negative, heterotrophic, non-spore-forming rods that were motile by gliding. Growth occurred at 17-37 degrees C (optimum, 30 degrees C), at pH(More)
A Gram-negative, rod-shaped, non-motile and pink-pigmented bacterium, designated strain ZLB-3T, was isolated from a desert soil sample collected from Xinjiang Province, China, and characterized by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that the isolate belongs to the phylum Bacteroidetes and(More)
A brick-red-pigmented strain (XTM003(T)) isolated from the Qinghai-Tibet plateau was investigated using a polyphasic taxonomy approach. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that the organism belonged to the genus Hymenobacter. The predominant menaquinone was MK7. The major fatty acids included iso-15:0, 16:1w5c and summed feature(More)
Two Gram-staining-negative, rod-shaped, non-spore-forming bacterial strains, 1-2(T) and 1-4 were isolated from dry riverbed soil collected from the Xietongmen area of Tibet, China. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity, the novel strains were shown to belong to the genus Pedobacter, sharing <95 % sequence similarity with all recognized species(More)
A bacterial isolate, strain XM415(T), obtained from soil of Tibet in China was characterized using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Strain XM415(T) was aerobic, Gram-negative, gliding, rod-shaped, oxidase-negative and catalase-positive. Strain XM415(T) showed the highest 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity with Lysobacter niastensis GH41-7(T) (96.0 %).(More)
A Gram-staining-negative, rod-shaped and pink bacterium was isolated from the soil of a Populus euphratica forest in the Taklamakan desert, Xinjiang, China. It was designated strain H9X(T). A 16S rRNA gene sequence homology search indicated that the isolate was most closely related to the family Cytophagaceae. The 16S rRNA gene of strain H9X(T) displayed(More)