Achromobacter pestifer
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Burkholderiales, Family Alcaligenaceae, Genus Achromobacter,
Achromobacter pestifer Vandamme et al. 2016.

Old synonym:
Bacillus pestifer Frankland and Frankland 1887.
Gram-negative rods, 0.4-0.7 x 0.9-1.5 µm. Motile.
Colonies are low convex, translucent and non-pigmented, with smooth margins and
1-1.5 mm in diameter after 48h incubation on trypticase soy agar at 28 ºC. Grows on,
blood agar, Drigalsky agar and on acetamide. No growth on cetrimide agar.
Nonhaemolytic. Can grow in 3% and 4.5% NaCl. No growth at 42 ºC. No fluorescence
on King’s B medium.
Isolated from oil-brine, dust and air samples.
Undetermined.
  1. Vandamme, P. A., Peeters, C., Inganas, E., Cnockaert, M., Houf, K., Spilker, T., Moore, E. R. B. and Lipuma, J. J. 2016. Taxonomic
    dissection of Achromobacter denitrificans Coenye et al. 2003 and proposal of Achromobacter agilis sp. nov., nom. rev.,
    Achromobacter pestifer sp. nov., nom. rev., Achromobacter kerstersii sp. nov. and Achromobacter deleyi sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol.
    Microbiol., 66, 3708-3717.
Positive results for acid phosphatase, catalase, C4 lipase, nitrate reduction, denitrification, oxidase.
Assimilate adipate, L-arabinose, D-mannose, N-acetylglucosamine, maltose, D-gluconate, caprate (positive by classical test, but
negative in API 20 NE test), L-malate, citrate, phenylacetate, D-lactate & lactate + methionine.

Negative results for alkaline phosphatase, amylase, arginine dihydrolase, esculin hydrolysis, gelatin hydrolysis, beta-glucosidase,
DNase, H
2S production, indole production, lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, urease, ONPG beta-galactosidase, nitrite
reduction, phosphoamidase, acid production from glucose.
No assimilation of: trehalose, L-arginine, DL-norleucine, D-mannitol, sucrose, adonitol, D-xylose, D-fructose & D-glucose.
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