Lactococcus petauri sp. nov., isolated from an abscess of a sugar glider

Laura B. Goodman, Marie R. Lawton, Rebecca J. Franklin-Guild, Renee R. Anderson, Lynn Schaan, Anil J. Thachil, Martin Wiedmann, Claire B. Miller, Samuel D. Alcaine, Jasna Kovac

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A strain of lactic acid bacteria, designated 159469T, isolated from a facial abscess in a sugar glider, was characterized genetically and phenotypically. Cells of the strain were Gram-stain-positive, coccoid and catalase-negative. Morphological, physiological and phylogenetic data indicated that the isolate belongs to the genus Lactococcus. Strain 159469T was closely related to Lactococcus garvieae ATCC 43921T, showing 95.86 and 98.08%sequence similarity in 16S rRNA gene and rpoB gene sequences, respectively. Furthermore, a pairwise average nucleotide identity blast (ANIb) value of 93.54% and in silico DNA–DNA hybridization value of 50.7% were determined for the genome of strain 159469T, when compared with the genome of the type strain of Lactococcus garvieae. Based on the data presented here, the isolate represents a novel species of the genus Lactococcus, for which the name Lactococcus petauri sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is 159469T (=LMG 30040T=DSM 104842T).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4397-4404
Number of pages8
JournalInternational journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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