Proposal of Sphingomonas wittichii sp. nov. for strain RW1T, known as a dibenzo-p-dioxin metabolizer.

@article{Yabuuchi2001ProposalOS,
  title={Proposal of Sphingomonas wittichii sp. nov. for strain RW1T, known as a dibenzo-p-dioxin metabolizer.},
  author={Eiko Yabuuchi and Hiroyuki Yamamoto and Shigemi Terakubo and Nobuko Okamura and Takashi Naka and Nagatoshi Fujiwara and Kazuo Kobayashi and Yoshimasa Kosako and Akira Hiraishi},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 Pt 2},
  pages={281-92}
}
A polyphasic taxonomic study was performed on Sphingomonas sp. strain RW1T. The organism was isolated from water of the River Elbe and has been known as a potent metabolizer of dibenzo-p-dioxin and its relatives. TLC of a mild alkaline hydrolysate of extractable cellular lipids of strain RW1T and type strains of 21 Sphingomonas species gave a spot of sphingoglycolipid (SGL)-1 (glucuronosyl ceramide), which is characteristic of sphingomonads. In addition, strain RW1T and type strains of three… CONTINUE READING