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Isolation and characterization of 6 unrecorded Pseudomonas spp. from Korean soil
Korean J. Microbiol 2019;55(1):39-45
Published online March 31, 2019
© 2019 The Microbiological Society of Korea.

Hyun-Joong Kim1 , You-Jung Jung2 , Hae-Yeong Kim1 , and Moonsuk Hur2*

1Institute of Life Sciences and Resources Graduate School of Biotechnology, Kyung Hee University, Yongin 17104, Republic of Korea, 2 Biological Resources Research Department, National Institute of Biological Resources, Incheon 22689, Republic of Korea
Correspondence to: E-mail: heomsk@korea.kr; Tel.: +82-32-590-7175; Fax: +82-32-590-7230
Received November 30, 2018; Revised December 19, 2018; Accepted December 19, 2018.
Abstract
In 2017, as a study to discover indigenous prokaryotic species in Korea, a total of 6 bacterial strains assigned to the genus Pseudomonas were isolated from soil. From the high 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity (≥ 99.5%) and phylogenetic analysis with closely related species, the isolated strains were identified as independent Pseudomonas species which were unrecorded in Korea. The six Pseudomonas species were Pseudomonas mandelii, P. canadensis, P. thivervalensis, P. jessenii, P. lurida, and P. brenneri. Gram reaction, culture conditions, colony and cell morphology, basic physiological and biochemical characteristics are described in the species description section.
Keywords : Pseudomonas, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, gammaproteobacteria, soil, unrecorded species


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