Methylotenera oryzisoli sp. Nov., a lanthanide-dependent methylotrophic bacteria isolated from rice field soil

Haoxin Lv, Nurettin Sahin, Akio Tani

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A new lanthanide (Ln3+)-dependent methanol-utilizing bacterial strain, La3113T, was isolated from rice field soil and its taxonomic position was investigated using polyphasic approaches. The strain was aerobic, Gram-stain-negative, strongly motile, catalase-positive and cytochrome oxidase-positive. It could neither catalyse the hydrolysis of urea nor reduce nitrate to nitrite. Growth was observed within a temperature range of 10–40 °C and a pH range of 6–8, with optimum growth at 28 °C and pH 7. Methylamine was utilized as the single source of energy, carbon and nitrogen, and it was oxidized by methylamine dehy-drogenase. C16: 1 ω7c, C16: 1 ω6c and C16: 0 were the dominant cellular fatty acids. Its draft genome (2.67 Mbp and 44.9 mol% G+C content) encodes genes including three Ln3+-dependent methanol dehydrogenase (XoxF-type MDH) genes, those for formal-dehyde assimilation (ribulose monophosphate pathway), formate dehydrogenases and methylamine dehydrogenases, but not Ca2+-dependent MDH (MxaFI-MDH), which characterizes the species as a Ln3+-dependent methylotroph. The 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that strain La3113T belongs to the genus Methylotenera and is closely related to Methylotenera mobilis JLW8T (98.29% identity). The digital DNA–DNA hybridization (dDDH) values (less than 30 %) and average nucleotide identity (ANI) values (less than 85 %) between genomes of strain La3113T and related type strains were lower than the thresholds for species delineation (70% for dDDH and 95–96 % for ANI). On the basis of these polyphasic approaches, we propose a novel Methylotenera species, Methylotenera oryzisoli sp. nov. (type strain La3113T=NBRC 111954T=DSM 103219T).

Original languageEnglish
Article number004098
Pages (from-to)2713-2718
Number of pages6
JournalInternational journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Methanol dehydrogenase
  • Methylotenera oryzisoli sp. Nov.
  • XoxF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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