Characterization of Pontibacter altruii, sp. nov., isolated from a human blood culture

M. Roiko, M. May, R. F. Relich

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The genus Pontibacter is a recent addition to the family Cytophagaceae, phylum Bacteroidetes. Previous reports of its cultivation and molecular detection are from a variety of environmental sources, including marine and desert habitats. We report the first description of a Pontibacter sp., which was initially identified as Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, isolated from a human clinical specimen. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence, unique mass spectral profile and phenotypic characterization, this isolate represents a novel species within the genus Pontibacter that has been named Pontibacter altruii, sp. nov., strain Grand Forks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-77
Number of pages7
JournalNew Microbes and New Infections
StatePublished - Sep 2017


  • Antibiotics
  • Bacteroidetes
  • Blood culture
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Novel species
  • Pontibacter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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