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Bacteria Collection: Serratia ficaria

NCTC Number: NCTC 12148
Current Name: Serratia ficaria
Original Strain Reference: 4024
Other Collection No: ATCC 33105; CIP 79.23; DSM 4569; ICPB 4050
Previous Catalogue Name: Serratia ficaria
Type Strain: Yes
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Conditions for growth on solid media: Nutrient agar, 24-48 hours, 37°C, aerobic
Whole Genome Sequence: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/data/view/ERS1295519
16S rRNA Gene Sequence: >gb|AJ279054|NCTC 12148|Serratia ficaria partial 16S rRNA gene, strain NCTC 12148.| caggcctaacacatg...
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Ref #: 79069
Author(s): Ashelford,K.E.;Fry,J.C.;Bailey,M.J.;Day,M.J.
Journal: Int J Syst Evol Microbiol
Title: Characterization of Serratia isolates from soil, ecological implications and transfer of Serratia proteamaculans subsp. quinovora Grimont et al. 1983 to Serratia quinivorans corrig., sp. nov
Volume: 52
Page(s): 2281-9
Year: 2003
Keyword(s): GENBANK/AJ279044 GENBANK/AJ279045 GENBANK/AJ279046 GENBANK/AJ279047 GENBANK/AJ279048 GENBANK/AJ279049 GENBANK/AJ279050 GENBANK/AJ279051 GENBANK/AJ279052 GENBANK/AJ279053 GENBANK/AJ279054 GENBANK/AJ279055 Animals Bacteriocins/biosynthesis Bacteriophages/pathogenicity Base Sequence DNA, Bacterial/genetics DNA, Ribosomal/genetics Ecosystem Invertebrates/microbiology Molecular Sequence Data Phenotype Phylogeny RNA, Bacterial/genetics RNA, Ribosomal, 16S/genetics Serratia/*classification/genetics/isolation & purification/metabolism Soil Microbiology Species Specificity
Remarks: Eleven strains of Serratia were isolated from different soils and the guts of invertebrates and characterized by their sensitivity to eight indigenous bacteriophages. They were also classified according to bacteriocin production and sensitivity, BiOLOG plate and API 20E strip profiles and 16S rRNA sequence information. One strain was thus identified as Serratia plymuthica, another as Serratia fonticola. The remaining strains were shown to be closely related to Serratia proteamaculans subsp. quinovora Grimont et al. 1983 after DNA-DNA cross-hybridization demonstrated relatedness greater than 70% with the type strain of this subspecies. From an ecological perspective, our results illustrated the wide variation in sensitivity that closely related Serratia strains have towards various indigenous soil phages and that these phages have broad host ranges within the genus. Furthermore, the phage and bacteriocin interactions within the Serratia strains examined were intricate and did not reflect phylogenetic relationships. These results together imply that complex interactions will occur in soil within the natural community of Serratia strains and their bacteriophages. DNA-DNA cross-hybridization and phenotypic characterization showed that S. proteamaculans subsp. quinovora strains formed a cohesive group at the species level. It is therefore concluded that these strains should be designated as Serratia quinivorans corrig., sp. nov.
URL: 12508898
Data: (CIP 79. 23; ATCC 33105; ICPB 4050; CL 535/81) Type strain / C. Dawson, NCTC in 1987 / Institut Pasteur, Paris in 1981 / Calimyrna fig / Grimont P. A. D. et al. (1979) Curr. Microbiol. 2, 277 / Validation List No. 6, Int. J. syst. Bact. 31, 215
Accession Date: 04/02/2003
Authority: Grimont et al. 1981
Taxonomy: TaxLink: S2697 (Serratia ficaria grimont et al. 1981) - Date of change: 16/06/2007 by NCTCUp to 16/06/2007: ? (NCTC 12148) - Date of change: 04/02/2003
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