Strain identifier

BacDive ID: 133335

Type strain: Yes

Species: Aquimarina versatilis

Culture col. no.: CBA3207 , KACC 17666, JCM 19528

For citation purpose refer to the digital object identifier (doi) of the current version.
version 5.0 (current version):
version 4.1:
version 4.0:
version 3.0:
version 2.1:
version 2.0:
version 5.0 (current version)


@ref: 25172

BacDive-ID: 133335

keywords: rod-shaped, gram-negative, mesophilic, chemoorganotroph, aerobe, Bacteria, 16S sequence, colony-forming

description: Aquimarina versatilis CBA3207 is an aerobe, chemoorganotroph, mesophilic bacterium that forms circular colonies and was isolated from seashore sand.

doi: 10.13145/bacdive133335.20201210.5

Name and taxonomic classification


  • @ref: 20215
  • description: domain/bacteria
  • keyword: phylum/bacteroidetes
  • domain: Bacteria
  • phylum: Bacteroidetes
  • class: Flavobacteriia
  • order: Flavobacteriales
  • family: Flavobacteriaceae
  • genus: Aquimarina
  • species: Aquimarina versatilis
  • full scientific name: Aquimarina versatilis Lee et al. 2017

@ref: 25172

domain: Bacteria

phylum: Bacteroidetes

class: Flavobacteriia

order: Flavobacteriales

family: Flavobacteriaceae

genus: Aquimarina

species: Aquimarina versatilis

type strain: yes


cell morphology

  • @ref: 25172
  • gram stain: negative
  • cell length: 1.0-2.0 µm
  • cell width: 0.2-0.4 µm
  • cell shape: rod-shaped
  • motility: no

colony morphology

  • @ref: 25172
  • colony size: 0.5-2.0 mm
  • colony color: orange
  • colony shape: circular
  • incubation period: 3 days
  • medium used: marine agar (MA)


  • @ref: 25172
  • production: no
  • name: Flexirubin

Culture and growth conditions

culture medium

  • @ref: 25172
  • name: marine agar (MA)
  • growth: yes

culture temp


culture pH


Physiology and metabolism

oxygen tolerance

  • @ref: 25172
  • oxygen tolerance: aerobe

nutrition type

  • @ref: 25172
  • type: chemoorganotroph

spore formation

  • @ref: 25172
  • spore formation: no


@refsalttested relationconcentrationgrowth
25172NaCloptimum3.0-4.0 %(w/v)
25172NaClgrowth1.0-4.0 %(w/v)positive

metabolite utilization

@refChebi-IDmetaboliteutilization activitykind of utilization tested
2517218305arbutin-builds acid from
2517215963ribitol-builds acid from
2517217108D-arabinose-builds acid from
2517218333D-arabitol-builds acid from
2517215824D-fructose-builds acid from
2517228847D-fucose-builds acid from
2517217716lactose-builds acid from
2517262318D-lyxose-builds acid from
2517216899D-mannitol-builds acid from
251726731melezitose-builds acid from
2517228053melibiose-builds acid from
2517216634raffinose-builds acid from
2517216988D-ribose-builds acid from
2517217924D-sorbitol-builds acid from
2517216443D-tagatose-builds acid from
2517232528turanose-builds acid from
2517265327D-xylose-builds acid from
2517217113erythritol-builds acid from
2517216813galactitol-builds acid from
2517228066gentiobiose-builds acid from
2517224265gluconate-builds acid from
2517217754glycerol-builds acid from
2517217268myo-inositol-builds acid from
2517215443inulin-builds acid from
2517230849L-arabinose-builds acid from
2517218403L-arabitol-builds acid from
2517218287L-fucose-builds acid from
2517217266L-sorbose-builds acid from
2517265328L-xylose-builds acid from
25172320061methyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside-builds acid from
2517243943methyl alpha-D-mannoside-builds acid from
2517274863methyl beta-D-xylopyranoside-builds acid from
2517217814salicin-builds acid from
2517227897tryptophan-energy source
2517217151xylitol-builds acid from
25172168082-dehydro-D-gluconate+builds acid from
25172581435-dehydro-D-gluconate+builds acid from
2517227613amygdalin+builds acid from
2517217057cellobiose+builds acid from
2517212936D-galactose+builds acid from
2517217634D-glucose+builds acid from
2517217306maltose+builds acid from
2517216024D-mannose+builds acid from
2517217992sucrose+builds acid from
2517216551D-trehalose+builds acid from
251724853esculin+builds acid from
2517228087glycogen+builds acid from
2517262345L-rhamnose+builds acid from
25172506227N-acetylglucosamine+builds acid from
2517228017starch+builds acid from
2517253424tween 20+hydrolysis
2517253423tween 40+hydrolysis
2517253426tween 80+hydrolysis

metabolite production

  • @ref: 25172
  • Chebi-ID: 35581
  • metabolite: indole
  • production: no

metabolite tests

  • @ref: 25172
  • Chebi-ID: 35581
  • metabolite: indole
  • indole test: -


25172acid phosphatase+
25172alkaline phosphatase+
25172arginine dihydrolase-
25172cystine arylamidase-
25172cytochrome oxidase-
25172esterase (C 4)-
25172esterase Lipase (C 8)-
25172leucine arylamidase+
25172lipase (C 14)-
25172tryptophan deaminase-
25172valine arylamidase+

fatty acid profile

  • fatty acids

    @reffatty acidpercentage
    2517210-Methyl C16:0 / iso-C17:1ω9c10.9
    25172C16:1ω7c / C16:1ω6c6.6
    25172C15:0 iso25.9
    25172C15:0 iso 3OH4
    25172C15:1 iso G12.4
    25172C16:0 iso2.3
    25172C16:0 iso 3OH2.8
    25172C17:0 iso 3OH24.5
  • type of FA analysis: whole cell analysis
  • incubation medium: Marine Agar (MA)
  • agar/liquid: agar
  • incubation temperature: 25
  • incubation time: 3
  • software version: Sherlock 6.2
  • library/peak naming table: TSBA 6
  • system: MIS MIDI
  • cutoff value:

Isolation, sampling and environmental information


  • @ref: 25172
  • sample type: seashore sand
  • geographic location: Jeju island
  • country: Republic of Korea
  • KOR
  • continent: Asia
  • latitude: 33
  • longitude: 126
  • enrichment culture: marine agar 2216 (MA; BD)
  • enrichment culture duration: 14 days
  • enrichment culture temperature: 25

isolation source categories

  • Cat1: #Environmental
  • Cat2: #Terrestrial
  • Cat3: #Sandy

Sequence information

16S sequences

  • @ref: 25172
  • description: Aquimarina sp. CBA3207 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence
  • accession: KF612582
  • length: 1351
  • database: nuccore
  • NCBI tax ID: 1417658

GC content

  • @ref: 25172
  • GC-content: 38.8
  • method: high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

External links

@ref: 25172

culture collection no.: CBA3207, KACC 17666, JCM 19528


20215D.Gleim, M.Kracht, N.Weiss et. al.Prokaryotic 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
25172J. K. C. Lee, I. T.,Kim, M.,Choi, B. G.,Song, H. S.,Kim, J. Y.,Roh, S. W.,Lee, S. J.Aquimarina versatilis sp. nov., isolated from seashore sand, and emended description of the genus Aquimarina10.1099/ijsem.0.001645IJSEM 67: 411-416 2017