Enterococcus saccharolyticus subsp. taiwanensis subsp. nov., isolated from broccoli

Yi Sheng Chen*, Yu Hsuan Lin, Shwu Fen Pan, Si Hua Ji, Yu Chung Chang, Chi Rong Yu, Min Shiuan Liou, Hui Chung Wu, Misa Otoguro, Fujitoshi Yanagida, Chen Chung Liao, Chi Ming Chiu, Bi Qiang Huang

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A coccal strain isolated from fresh broccoli was initially identified as Enterococcus saccharolyticus; however, molecular identification and phenotypic traits did not support this identification. DNA-DNA hybridization with the type strain of E. saccharolyticus (76.4 % relatedness), DNA G+C content (35.7 mol%), phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA, pheS and rpoA gene sequences, rep-PCR fingerprinting and profiles of cellular fatty acids, whole-cell proteins and enzyme activities, together with carbohydrate metabolism characteristics, indicated that this strain is distinct and represents a novel subspecies, for which the name Enterococcus saccharolyticus subsp. taiwanensis subsp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is 812T (= NBRC 109476T = BCRC 80575T). Furthermore, we present an emended description of Enterococcus saccharolyticus and proposal of Enterococcus saccharolyticus subsp. saccharolyticus subsp. nov. (type strain ATCC 43076T = CCUG 27643T = CCUG 33311T = CIP 103246T = DSM 20726T = JCM 8734T = LMG 11427T = NBRC 100493T = NCIMB 702594T).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4691-4697
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue numberPART 12
StatePublished - Dec 2013


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