One thermophilic (strain IMO-1T) and two mesophilic (strains KIBI-1T and YMTK-2T) non-spore-forming, non-motile, Gram-negative, multicellular filamentous micro-organisms, which were previously isolated as members of the tentatively named class 'Anaerolineae' of the phylum Chloroflexi, were characterized. All isolates were strictly anaerobic micro-organisms. The length of the three filamentous isolates was greater than 100 μm and the width was 0.3-0.4 μm for strain IMO-1T, 0.4-0.5 μm for strain KIBI-1T and thinner than 0.2 μm for strain YMTK-2T. Strain IMO-1T could grow at pH 6.0-7.5 (optimum growth at pH 7.0). The optimal temperature for growth of strain IMO-1T was around 50 °C (growth occurred between 42 and 55 °C). Growth of the mesophilic strains KIBI-1T and YMTK-2T occurred at pH 6.0-7.2 with optimal growth at pH 7.0. Both of the mesophilic strains were able to grow in a temperature range of 25-50 °C with optimal growth at around 37 °C. Yeast extract was required for growth of all three strains. All the strains could grow with a number of carbohydrates in the presence of yeast extract. The G+C contents of the DNA of strains IMO-1T, KIBI-1T and YMTK-2T were respectively 53.3, 59.5 and 48.2 mol%. Major fatty acids for thermophilic strain IMO-1T were anteiso-C17:0, iso-C15:0, C16:0 and anteiso-C15:0, whereas those for mesophilic strains KIBI-1T and YMTK-2T were branched C14:0, iso-C15:0, C16:0 and branched C17:0, and branched C17:0, C16:0, C14:0 and C17:0, respectively. Detailed phylogenetic analyses based on their 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that the isolates belong to the class-level taxon 'Anaerolineae' of the bacterial phylum Chloroflexi, which for a long time had been considered as a typical uncultured clone cluster. Their morphological, physiological, chemotaxonomic and genetic traits strongly support the conclusion that these strains should be described as three novel independent taxa in the phylum Chloroflexi. Here, Anaerolinea thermolimosa sp. nov. (type strain IMO-1T=JCM 12577T=DSM 16554T), Levilinea saccharolytica gen. nov., sp. nov. (type strain KIBI-1T=JCM 12578T=DSM 16555T) and Leptolinea tardivitalis gen. nov., sp. nov. (type strain YMTK-2T= JCM 12579T=DSM 16556T) are proposed. In addition, we formally propose to subdivide the tentative class-level taxon 'Anaerolineae' into Anaerolineae classis nov. and Caldilineae classis nov. We also propose the subordinate taxa Anaerolineales ord. nov., Caldilineales ord. nov., Anaerolineaceae fam. nov. and Caldilineaceae fam. nov.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Jun|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics