Strain identifier

BacDive ID: 5509

Type strain: Yes

Species: Chryseobacterium tenax

Strain Designation: EP105

Culture col. no.: DSM 16811, NCIMB 14026

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BacDive-ID: 5509

DSM-Number: 16811

keywords: psychrophilic, aerobe, Bacteria, 16S sequence, genome sequence, gram-negative, rod-shaped

description: Chryseobacterium tenax EP105 is an aerobe, psychrophilic, gram-negative bacterium that was isolated from epilithon-covered stones from River Taff.

strain history: <- L. A. O'Sullivan; EP105

doi: 10.13145/bacdive5509.20201210.5

Name and taxonomic classification


  • @ref: 20215
  • description: domain/bacteria
  • keyword: phylum/bacteroidetes
  • domain: Bacteria
  • phylum: Bacteroidetes
  • class: Flavobacteriia
  • order: Flavobacteriales
  • family: Weeksellaceae
  • genus: Chryseobacterium
  • species: Chryseobacterium tenax
  • full scientific name: Chryseobacterium tenax (O'Sullivan et al. 2006) Hahnke et al. 2017
  • synonyms

    • @ref: 20215
    • synonym: Epilithonimonas tenax

@ref: 6610

domain: Bacteria

phylum: Bacteroidetes

class: Flavobacteriia

order: Flavobacteriales

family: Flavobacteriaceae

genus: Chryseobacterium

species: Chryseobacterium tenax

full scientific name: Chryseobacterium tenax (O'Sullivan et al. 2006) Hahnke et al. 2017

strain designation: EP105

type strain: yes


cell morphology

  • @ref: 31634
  • gram stain: negative
  • cell length: 1-2.5 µm
  • cell width: 0.6-0.7 µm
  • cell shape: rod-shaped
  • motility: no


  • @ref: 31634
  • production: yes

Culture and growth conditions

culture medium

  • @ref: 6610
  • name: OXOID NUTRIENT BROTH (DSMZ Medium 948)
  • growth: yes
  • link:

culture temp


culture pH


Physiology and metabolism

oxygen tolerance

  • @ref: 31634
  • oxygen tolerance: aerobe

spore formation

  • @ref: 31634
  • spore formation: no


  • @ref: 31634
  • observation: aggregates in chains

metabolite utilization

@refChebi-IDmetaboliteutilization activitykind of utilization tested
3163430089acetate+carbon source
3163423652dextrin+carbon source
3163417234glucose+carbon source
3163429987glutamate+carbon source
3163428087glycogen+carbon source
3163417306maltose+carbon source
3163437684mannose+carbon source
3163418257ornithine+carbon source
3163426271proline+carbon source
3163417822serine+carbon source
3163417992sucrose+carbon source
3163426986threonine+carbon source
3163427082trehalose+carbon source


31634cytochrome oxidase+

Isolation, sampling and environmental information


  • @ref: 6610
  • sample type: epilithon-covered stones from River Taff
  • geographic location: Cardiff
  • country: United Kingdom
  • GBR
  • continent: Europe

isolation source categories


Safety information

risk assessment

  • @ref: 6610
  • biosafety level: 1
  • biosafety level comment: Risk group (German classification)

Sequence information

16S sequences

  • @ref: 6610
  • description: Epilithonimonas tenax strain EP105 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence
  • accession: AF493696
  • length: 1305
  • database: ena
  • NCBI tax ID: 191577

Genome sequences

@refdescriptionaccessionassembly leveldatabaseNCBI tax ID
66792Chryseobacterium tenax DSM 16811GCA_000428485scaffoldncbi1121870
66792Epilithonimonas tenax DSM 168111121870.4wgspatric1121870
66792Chryseobacterium tenax DSM 168112524023241permanentimg1121870

GC content

  • @ref: 6610
  • GC-content: 37.5

External links

@ref: 6610

culture collection no.: DSM 16811, NCIMB 14026

straininfo link



6610Curators of the DSMZLeibniz Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSM 16811)
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
31634Barberan A, Caceres Velazquez H, Jones S, Fierer N.10.1128/mSphere.00237-17Hiding in Plain Sight: Mining Bacterial Species Records for Phenotypic Trait Information27917
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)