International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Biology | Life Sciences
Two novel sulfate-reducing bacteria, strains CY1 and CY2, were isolated from heavy-metal-contaminated sediments of Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA. Strains CY1 and CY2 were found to contain c-type cytochromes and to reduce sulfate, sulfite, thiosulfate, elemental sulfur, DMSO, anthraquinone disulfonate and fumarate using lactate as an electron donor. In a comparison of 16S rRNA gene sequences, CY1 and CY2 were found to be 100% identical, but only 97 and 92.4% similar, respectively, to the type strains of Desulfovibrio mexicanus and Desulfovibrio aminophilus. Unlike these species, however, CY1 was neither able to disproportionate thiosulfate nor able to use yeast extract or amino acids as electron donors. These data, considered in conjunction with differences among strain CY1 and the two related type strains in chemotaxonomy, riboprint patterns, temperature and pH optima, support recognition of a distinct and novel species within the genus Desulfovibrio, Desulfovibrio idahonensis sp. nov., with the type strain CY1 (=DSM 15450 =JCM 14124 ). © 2009 IUMS. T T T T T T T T
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Sass, H.; Ramamoorthy, S.; Yarwood, C.; Langner, H.; Schumann, P.; Kroppenstedt, R. M.; Spring, S.; and Rosenzweig, R. Frank, "Desulfovibrio idahonensis sp. nov., sulfatereducing bacteria isolated from a metal(loid)-contaminated freshwater sediment" (2009). Biological Sciences Faculty Publications. 439.