Strain identifier

BacDive ID: 13

Type strain: Yes

Species: Acetobacter malorum

Culture col. no.: DSM 14337, CIP 108768, LMG 1746

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BacDive-ID: 13

DSM-Number: 14337

keywords: gram-negative, mesophilic, obligate aerobe, Bacteria, 16S sequence, genome sequence, ellipsoidal, colony-forming

description: Acetobacter malorum DSM 14337 is an obligate aerobe, mesophilic, gram-negative bacterium that forms circular colonies and was isolated from rotting apple.

strain history: <- I. Cleenwerck, LMG <- J. Swings, Univ. Ghent, Belgium

doi: 10.13145/bacdive13.20201210.5

Name and taxonomic classification


  • @ref: 20215
  • description: domain/bacteria
  • keyword: phylum/proteobacteria
  • domain: Bacteria
  • phylum: Proteobacteria
  • class: Alphaproteobacteria
  • order: Rhodospirillales
  • family: Acetobacteraceae
  • genus: Acetobacter
  • species: Acetobacter malorum
  • full scientific name: Acetobacter malorum Cleenwerck et al. 2002

@ref: 5310

domain: Bacteria

phylum: Proteobacteria

class: Alphaproteobacteria

order: Rhizobiales

family: Acetobacteraceae

genus: Acetobacter

species: Acetobacter malorum

full scientific name: Acetobacter malorum Cleenwerck et al. 2002

type strain: yes


cell morphology

  • @ref: 23233
  • gram stain: negative
  • cell length: 1.1-1.3 µm
  • cell width: 0.9 µm
  • cell shape: ellipsoidal
  • motility: no

colony morphology

  • @ref: 23233
  • colony size: 0.5 mm
  • colony color: beige
  • colony shape: circular
  • medium used: YPM agar

Culture and growth conditions

culture medium

5310YPM MEDIUM (DSMZ Medium 360)yes
23233YPM agaryes
37644MEDIUM 72- for trypto casein soja agaryesDistilled water make up to (1000.000 ml);Trypto casein soy agar (40.000 g)

culture temp


Physiology and metabolism

oxygen tolerance

  • @ref: 23233
  • oxygen tolerance: obligate aerobe

spore formation

  • @ref: 23233
  • spore formation: no

metabolite utilization

@refChebi-IDmetaboliteutilization activitykind of utilization tested
2323316236ethanol-carbon source
2323317306maltose-carbon source
2323328938ammonium-nitrogen source
2323317790methanol+carbon source

metabolite production



  • @ref: 23233
  • value: catalase
  • activity: +
  • ec:

Isolation, sampling and environmental information


  • @ref: 5310
  • sample type: rotting apple
  • geographic location: Gent
  • country: Belgium
  • BEL
  • continent: Europe

isolation source categories

#Host#Plants#Decomposing plant
#Host Body-Site#Plant#Bark
#Host Body-Site#Plant#Fruit (Seed)

Safety information

risk assessment

  • @ref: 5310
  • biosafety level: 1
  • biosafety level comment: Risk group (German classification)

Sequence information

16S sequences

@refdescriptionaccessionlengthdatabaseNCBI tax ID
20218Acetobacter malorum strain DSM 14337 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequenceJF7939571353ena178901
20218Acetobacter malorum gene for 16S rRNA, partial sequence, strain: JCM 17274AB6650811412ena178901
20218Acetobacter malorum 16S rRNA gene, strain LMG 1746AJ4198441442ena178901
20218Acetobacter malorum strain LMG 1746 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequenceJF7939561355ena178901

Genome sequences

@refdescriptionaccessionassembly leveldatabaseNCBI tax ID
66792Acetobacter malorum LMG 1746GCA_001580615contigncbi178901
66792Acetobacter malorum DmCS_005GCA_000743885contigncbi178901
66792Acetobacter malorum CECT 7742GCA_001642635scaffoldncbi178901
66792Acetobacter malorum DsW_057GCA_002153605contigncbi178901
66792Acetobacter malorum LMG 1552GCA_001580695contigncbi178901
66792Acetobacter malorum LMG 1699GCA_001581035contigncbi178901
66792Acetobacter malorum LMG 1604GCA_001581085contigncbi178901
66792Acetobacter malorum strain CECT 7742178901.16wgspatric178901
66792Acetobacter malorum strain DmCS_005178901.10wgspatric178901
66792Acetobacter malorum strain DsW_057178901.17wgspatric178901
66792Acetobacter malorum strain LMG 1552178901.13wgspatric178901
66792Acetobacter malorum strain LMG 1604178901.15wgspatric178901
66792Acetobacter malorum strain LMG 1699178901.14wgspatric178901
66792Acetobacter malorum strain LMG 1746178901.12wgspatric178901

GC content

  • @ref: 23233
  • GC-content: 57.20
  • method: high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

External links

@ref: 5310

culture collection no.: DSM 14337, CIP 108768, LMG 1746

straininfo link



5310Curators of the DSMZLeibniz Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSM 14337)
20215D.Gleim, M.Kracht, N.Weiss et. al. Nomenclature Up-to-date - compilation of all names of Bacteria and Archaea, validly published according to the Bacteriological Code since 1. Jan. 1980, and validly published nomenclatural changes since
20218Verslyppe, B., De Smet, W., De Baets, B., De Vos, P., Dawyndt P.10.1016/j.syapm.2013.11.002StrainInfo introduces electronic passports for microorganisms.Syst Appl Microbiol. 37: 42-50 201424321274
23233I. Cleenwerck, K. Vandemeulebroecke, D. Janssens and J. Swings10.1099/ijs.0.02064-0Re-examination of the genus Acetobacter, with descriptions of Acetobacter cerevisiae sp. nov. and Acetobacter malorum sp. nov.IJSEM 52: 1551-1558 2002
37644Curators of the CIP
66792Julia Koblitz, Joaquim Sardà, Lorenz Christian Reimer, Boyke Bunk, Jörg Overmann annotated for the DiASPora project (Digital Approaches for the Synthesis of Poorly Accessible Biodiversity Information)