Sutterella faecalis sp. nov., isolated from human faeces

Byeong Seob Oh, Ji Sun Kim, Seung Yeob Yu, Seoung Woo Ryu, Seung Hwan Park, Se Won Kang, Jam Eon Park, Seung Hyeon Choi, Kook Il Han, Keun Chul Lee, Mi Kyung Eom, Min Kuk Suh, Han Sol Kim, Dong Ho Lee, Hyuk Yoon, Byung Yong Kim, Je Hee Lee, Jung Sook Lee, Ju Huck Lee

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An obligately anaerobic, Gram-stain-negative, non-motile, non-spore-forming, and coccobacilli-shaped bacterial strain, designated KGMB03119T, was isolated from human faeces from a Korean. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that the isolate was a member of the genus Sutterella and most closely related to Sutterlla wadsworthensis KCTC 15691T (96.8% 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity). The DNA G + C content of strain KGMB03119T was 58.3 mol% as determined from its whole genome sequence. Strain KGMB03119T was asaccharolytic, catalase-positive, oxidase- and urease-negative. Furthermore, the isolate was positive for alkaline phosphatase, leucine arylamidase, acid phosphatase, arginine arylamidase, alanine arylamidase, and glycine arylamidase. The major cellular fatty acids (> 10%) of the isolate were C18:1ω9c and C16:0. Methylmenaquinone-5 (MMK-5, 100%) was the predominant isoprenoid quinone in the isolate. Based on the phylogenetic, physiological, and chemotaxonomic characteristics, strain KGMB03119T represents a novel species, for which the name Sutterella faecalis sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is KGMB03119T (= KCTC 15823T = NBRC 114254T).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Microbiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2020



  • human faeces
  • microbiome
  • Sutterella faecalis sp. nov
  • taxonomy

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Oh, B. S., Kim, J. S., Yu, S. Y., Ryu, S. W., Park, S. H., Kang, S. W., Park, J. E., Choi, S. H., Han, K. I., Lee, K. C., Eom, M. K., Suh, M. K., Kim, H. S., Lee, D. H., Yoon, H., Kim, B. Y., Lee, J. H., Lee, J. S., & Lee, J. H. (2020). Sutterella faecalis sp. nov., isolated from human faeces. Journal of Microbiology, 58(2), 99-104.