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- Bacillus odysseyi sp. nov., a round-spore-forming bacillus isolated from the Mars Odyssey spacecraft

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Table 1. Characteristics useful for differentiating B. odysseyi 34-hs1T from related species

Strains: 1, B. odysseyi 34hs-1T; 2, B. fusiformis NRRL NRS-350T; 3, B. sphaericus DSM 28T; 4, B. pycnus NRRL NRS-1691T; 5, B. neidei NRRL BD-87T; 6, B. badius ATCC 14574T. NA, Not applicable; ND, not determined.

Characteristic 1 2 3 4 5 6

Substrate oxidized:            
    Acetate + + + ND ND -
    Pyruvate + + + + - +
    {alpha}-Hydroxybutyrate + - - ND ND -
    {beta}-Hydroxybutyrate + - - + - +
    Methyl pyruvate + + + ND ND -
    L-Alanine + + + - - +
    Glycyl L-glutamate + + + - + +
    Adenosine - + + ND + +
    2'-Deoxyadenosine + + + - + +
    Inosine + + + - + +
    AMP + + + - + -
    UMP + + + - + -
Growth in 5 % NaCl + + + - + ND
16S rDNA sequence similarity (%)* NA 96·4 95·7 93·1 92·4 91·5

*Similarity to 16S rDNA sequence of B. odysseyi 34hs-1T.


 

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Table 2. DNA–DNA hybridization between B. odysseyi sp. nov. 34hs-1T and related species

Values are means of at least two determinations; ND, not determined.

Strain Similarity (%) to labelled DNA from:

1 2 3 7

1. B. odysseyi 34hs-1T 100 18 17 17
2. B. fusiformis ATCC 7055T 23 100 17 15
3. B. silvestris NRRL B-23336T 17 18 100 15
4. B. pycnus NRRL NRS-1691T 11 ND ND 11
5. ‘B. aminovorans’ NRRL NRS-341 10 ND ND 16
6. B. neidei NRRL BD-101 7 ND ND 15
7. B. sphaericus NRRL BD-113 7 ND ND 100
8. Sporosarcina aquimarina SAFN-008 7 ND ND 8


 

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