Strain identifier

BacDive ID: 7629

Type strain: Yes

Species: Arthrobacter cryoconiti

Strain Designation: Cr6-08

Strain history: LMG 26052 <-- R. Margesin Cr6-08.

NCBI tax ID(s): 748907 (species)

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@ref: 16555

BacDive-ID: 7629

DSM-Number: 23324

keywords: ovoid-shaped, Gram-positive, psychrophilic, aerobe, Bacteria, 16S sequence

description: Arthrobacter cryoconiti Cr6-08 is an aerobe, psychrophilic, Gram-positive bacterium that was isolated from alpine glacier cryoconite.

NCBI tax id

  • NCBI tax id: 748907
  • Matching level: species

strain history

doi: 10.13145/bacdive7629.20220920.7

Name and taxonomic classification


  • @ref: 20215
  • description: domain/bacteria
  • keyword: phylum/actinomycetota
  • domain: Bacteria
  • phylum: Actinomycetota
  • class: Actinomycetes
  • order: Micrococcales
  • family: Micrococcaceae
  • genus: Arthrobacter
  • species: Arthrobacter cryoconiti
  • full scientific name: Arthrobacter cryoconiti Margesin et al. 2012

@ref: 16555

domain: Bacteria

phylum: Actinobacteria

class: Actinobacteria

order: Actinomycetales

family: Micrococcaceae

genus: Arthrobacter

species: Arthrobacter cryoconiti

full scientific name: Arthrobacter cryoconiti Margesin et al. 2012

strain designation: Cr6-08

type strain: yes


cell morphology

  • @ref: 30223
  • gram stain: positive
  • cell length: 0.8-1.8 µm
  • cell width: 0.5-0.7 µm
  • cell shape: ovoid-shaped
  • motility: no


  • @ref: 30223
  • production: yes

Culture and growth conditions

culture medium

16555R2A MEDIUM (DSMZ Medium 830)yes R2A MEDIUM (DSMZ Medium 830) Composition: Agar 15.0 g/l Yeast extract 0.5 g/l Proteose peptone 0.5 g/l Casamino acids 0.5 g/l Glucose 0.5 g/l Starch 0.5 g/l Na-pyruvate 0.3 g/l K2HPO4 0.3 g/l MgSO4 x 7 H2O 0.05 g/l Distilled water
36194MEDIUM 566- Reasoner's 2A agar for Flavobacterium micromatiyesDistilled water make up to (1000.000 ml);R2A agar (18.200 g)

culture temp


culture pH

  • @ref: 30223
  • ability: positive
  • type: growth
  • pH: 06-08

Physiology and metabolism

oxygen tolerance

  • @ref: 30223
  • oxygen tolerance: aerobe


  • @ref: 30223
  • salt: NaCl
  • growth: positive
  • tested relation: growth
  • concentration: 0-3 %


  • @ref: 67770
  • observation: quinones: MK-9(H2)

metabolite utilization

@refChebi-IDmetaboliteutilization activitykind of utilization tested
3022317234glucose+carbon source
3022317716lactose+carbon source
3022325115malate+carbon source
3022317306maltose+carbon source
3022329864mannitol+carbon source
3022337684mannose+carbon source
3022318401phenylacetate+carbon source
3022353258sodium citrate+carbon source


30223acid phosphatase+

Isolation, sampling and environmental information


@refsample typegeographic locationcountryorigin.countrycontinent
16555alpine glacier cryoconiteÖtztaler Alps, Banker glacier, 2820 m above sea levelAustriaAUTEurope
67770Banker glacier at an altitude of 2,820 mÖtztal AlpsAustriaAUTEurope

isolation source categories

#Condition#Psychrophilic (<10°C)

Safety information

risk assessment

  • @ref: 16555
  • biosafety level: 1
  • biosafety level comment: Risk group (German classification)

Sequence information

16S sequences

  • @ref: 16555
  • description: Arthrobacter cryoconiti strain Cr6-08 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence
  • accession: GU784867
  • length: 1526
  • database: ena
  • NCBI tax ID: 748907

GC content

1655557.3thermal denaturation, midpoint method (Tm)

External links

@ref: 16555

culture collection no.: DSM 23324, CGMCC 1.10698, CIP 110638, LMG 26052, JCM 18953

straininfo link



Phylogeny21441372Arthrobacter cryoconiti sp. nov., a psychrophilic bacterium isolated from alpine glacier cryoconite.Margesin R, Schumann P, Zhang DC, Redzic M, Zhou YG, Liu HC, Schinner FInt J Syst Evol Microbiol10.1099/ijs.0.031138-02011*Altitude, Arthrobacter/chemistry/*classification/genetics/*isolation & purification, Austria, Bacterial Typing Techniques, Base Composition, *Cold Temperature, DNA, Bacterial/analysis, DNA, Ribosomal/analysis, Fatty Acids/analysis, Genes, rRNA, Ice Cover/*microbiology, Lipids/analysis, Molecular Sequence Data, Phenotype, Phylogeny, Quinones/analysis, RNA, Ribosomal, 16S/genetics, Sequence Analysis, DNA, Species SpecificityGenetics
Phylogeny31079331Arthrobacter dokdonellae sp. nov., isolated from a plant of the genus Campanula.Koh HW, Kang MS, Lee KE, Lee EY, Kim H, Park SJJ Microbiol10.1007/s12275-019-8540-x2019Arthrobacter/classification/genetics/*isolation & purification/metabolism, Base Composition, Campanulaceae/*microbiology, Cell Wall/genetics/metabolism, DNA, Bacterial/genetics, Fatty Acids/chemistry/metabolism, Peptidoglycan/chemistry/metabolism, Phylogeny, RNA, Ribosomal, 16S/genetics, Republic of KoreaMetabolism


16555Curators of the DSMZLeibniz Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSM 23324)
20215Parte, A.C., Sardà Carbasse, J., Meier-Kolthoff, J.P., Reimer, L.C. and Göker, M.10.1099/ijsem.0.004332List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) moves to the DSMZ
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
30223Barberan A, Caceres Velazquez H, Jones S, Fierer N.10.1128/mSphere.00237-17Hiding in Plain Sight: Mining Bacterial Species Records for Phenotypic Trait Information2877604126566
36194Curators of the CIP
67770Curators of the JCM