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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2005 Vol.6 No.2 P.142-146


Isolation and characterization of a novel strain of Natrinema containing a bop gene

Author(s):  XU Xue-wei, WU Min, HUANG Wei-da

Affiliation(s):  School of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   wumin@cls.zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Halophilic archaea, Phylogeny, Bacteriorhodopsin

XU Xue-wei, WU Min, HUANG Wei-da. Isolation and characterization of a novel strain of Natrinema containing a bop gene[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2005, 6(2): 142-146.

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A novel member of extremely halophilic archaea, strain AJ2, was isolated from Ayakekum Lake located in Altun Mountain National Nature Reserve of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China. The strain AJ2 requires at least 10% (w/v) NaCl and grows 10% to 30% (optimum at 20%). Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rDNA sequence comparison revealed that strain AJ2 clustered to three Natrinema species with less than 97.7% sequence similarities, suggesting AJ2 is a novel member of Natrinema. A bacteriorhodopsin-encoding (bop) gene was subsequently detected in the AJ2 genome using the polymerase chain reaction technique. The cloning and sequencing of a 401 base pairs fragment indicated the deduced amino acid sequence of bop from AJ2 is different from that reported for bacteriorhodopsins. This is the first reported detection of a bop gene in Natrinema.

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