Porphyrobacter neustonensis gen. nov., sp. nov., an aerobic bacteriochlorophyll-synthesizing budding bacterium from fresh water

Fuerst J.A., Hawkins J.A., Holmes A., Sly L.I., Moore C.J. and Stackebrandt E. (1993) Porphyrobacter neustonensis gen. nov., sp. nov., an aerobic bacteriochlorophyll-synthesizing budding bacterium from fresh water. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 43 1: 125-134. doi:10.1099/00207713-43-1-125


Author Fuerst J.A.
Hawkins J.A.
Holmes A.
Sly L.I.
Moore C.J.
Stackebrandt E.
Title Porphyrobacter neustonensis gen. nov., sp. nov., an aerobic bacteriochlorophyll-synthesizing budding bacterium from fresh water
Journal name International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7713
Publication date 1993-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1099/00207713-43-1-125
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 43
Issue 1
Start page 125
End page 134
Total pages 10
Language eng
Subject 2404 Microbiology
2403 Immunology
Abstract Four strains of orange- or red-pigmented bacteria isolated from freshwater surfaces were shown to synthesize bacteriochlorophyll under aerobic conditions. These strains shared unusual morphological features, such as acellular stalks, crateriformlike structures, and buds, with bacteria in the order Planctomycetales. However, comparisons of 16S rRNA sequences showed them to be members of the α-4 subdivision of the class Proteobacteria and most closely related to the marine aerobic bacteriochlorophyll-synthesizing bacterium Erythrobacter longus. They also differ from members of the Planctomycetales phenotypically in their synthesis of bacteriochlorophyll and possession of a peptidoglycan cell wall. They can be distinguished from E. longus on the basis of their 16S rRNA sequence, the G+C content of their DNA, cellular fatty acid composition, and carbon substrate spectrum. A new genus, Porphyrobacter, with a single species, P. neustonensis gen. nov., sp. nov., is proposed for these strains. The type strain is ACM 2844.
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