Nitratireductor basaltis sp. nov., isolated from black beach sand.

  title={Nitratireductor basaltis sp. nov., isolated from black beach sand.},
  author={Kyoung-Ho Kim and Seong Woon Roh and Ho-Won Chang and Y. U. Nam and J -G Yoon and Che Ok Jeon and Hee-Mock Oh and Jin-Woo Bae},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  volume={59 Pt 1},
A Gram-negative, coccoid- or rod-shaped bacterium was isolated from black sand collected from Soesoggak beach, Jeju Island, Korea. The isolate, designated J3T, grew at 15-45 degrees C, at pH 5.5-10.0 and in 0-8 % NaCl. It was oxidase- and catalase-positive. Strain J3T reduced nitrate to nitrite, but did not reduce nitrite to nitrogen gas. Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that strain J3T was closely related to Nitratireductor aquibiodomus NL21T and belonged to the genus… CONTINUE READING