Spore-forming Serratia marcescens subsp. sakuensis subsp. nov., isolated from a domestic wastewater treatment tank.

@article{Ajithkumar2003SporeformingSM,
  title={Spore-forming Serratia marcescens subsp. sakuensis subsp. nov., isolated from a domestic wastewater treatment tank.},
  author={Bindu Ajithkumar and Vasudevan P Ajithkumar and Ryozo Iriye and Yukio Doi and Tadashi Sakai},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 Pt 1},
  pages={253-8}
}
A strain (KREDT) that formed endospores and produced the pigment prodigiosin was isolated from activated sludge. The presence of spores in cells of strain KREDT was evident upon electron microscopy examination, heat treatment and the detection of dipicolinic acid in the cells. Biochemical characteristics, and 16S rDNA sequence and DNA-DNA homology data identified strain KREDT as Serratia marcescens. The major respiratory quinone of strain KREDT was found to be ubiquinone Q-8. The formation of… CONTINUE READING