Facklamia miroungae
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Aerococcaceae, Genus Facklamia, Facklamia miroungae Hoyles et
al. 2001.
Gram-positive, ovoid cells, 0.8–0.9 µm in diameter, occurring in pairs or short chains.
Non-motile. Non-spore-forming.
Colonies on blood agar are gamma-haemolytic, small (0.5 mm in diameter after 24
hours), circular, entire, shiny, convex and grey in colour.
Facultatively anaerobic.
Grows in 5% NaCl. Grows at 25 and 42 ºC.
Isolated from a juvenile southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina).
Undetermined.
  1. L. Hoyles,  G. Foster,  E. Falsen,  L. F. Thomson, M. D. Collins. Facklamia miroungae sp. nov., from a juvenile southern elephant
    seal (Mirounga leonina). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, July 2001 51: 1401-1403.
  2. Matthew D. Collins and Enevold Falsen, 2009. Genus V. Facklamia Collins, Falsen, Lemosy, Akervall, Sjoden and Lawson 1997,
    882VP In: (Eds.) P.D. Vos, G. Garrity, D. Jones, N.R. Krieg, W. Ludwig, F.A. Rainey, K.-H. Schleifer, W.B. Whitman. Bergey’s Manual
    of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume 3: The Firmicutes, Springer, 541-544.
Positive results for arginine dihydrolase, alaninephenylalanine-proline arylamidase,
pyroglutamic acid arylamidase, leucine arylamidase, urease, acid production from
glucose & trehalose.

Negative results for alkaline phosphatase, catalase, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, esterase (C-4), ester lipase (C-8), lipase
(C-14), aesculin hydrolysis, gelatin hydrolysis, hippurate hydrolysis, alpha- and beta-glucosidase, alpha- and beta-mannosidase,
alpha-fucosidase, alpha- and beta-galactosidase, beta-glucuronidase, nitrate reduction, trypsin, Voges-Proskauer reaction, acid
production from: L-arabinose, D-arabitol,cyclodextrin, glycogen, lactose, mannitol, maltose, melibiose, melezitose, methyl
beta-D-glucopyranoside, pullulan, raffinose, ribose, sorbitol, sucrose & tagatose.
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