High quality draft genome sequence of Janthinobacterium psychrotolerans sp. nov., isolated from a frozen freshwater pond

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article


  • Xianzhe Gong
    Xianzhe Gong
  • Stig Skrivergaard
    Stig SkrivergaardDepartment of Bioscience - Microbiology, Aarhus UniversityDenmark
  • Benjamin Smed Korsgaard
    Benjamin Smed KorsgaardDepartment of Bioscience - Microbiology, Aarhus UniversityDenmark
  • Lars Schreiber
    Lars Schreiber
  • Ian Marshall
  • Kai Finster
  • Andreas Schramm
Strain S3-2T, isolated from sediment of a frozen freshwater pond, shares 99% 16S rRNA gene sequence identity with strains of the genus Janthinobacterium. Strain S3-2T is a facultative anaerobe that lacks the ability to produce violacein but shows antibiotic resistance, psychrotolerance, incomplete denitrification, and fermentation. The draft genome of strain S3-2T has a size of ~5.8 Mbp and contains 5,297 genes, including 115 RNA genes. Based on the phenotypic properties of the strain, the low in silico DNA-DNA hybridization (DDH) values with related genomes (<35%), and the low whole genome-based average nucleotide identity (ANI) (<86%) with other strains within the genus Janthinobacterium, we propose that strain S3-2T is the type strain (= DSM 102223 = LMG 29653) of a new species within this genus. We propose the name Janthinobacterium psychrotolerans sp. nov. to emphasize the capability of the strain to grow at low temperatures.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number8
StatePublished - 19 Jan 2017


  • Janthinobacterium psychrotolerans, Freshwater sediment, Low temperature, Denitrification, Fermentation

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