Pelistega indica
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Burkholderiales, Family Alcaligenaceae, Genus Pelistega, Pelistega indica
Prakash et al. 2014.
Gram-negative coccoid cells, 0.2-0.4 x 1-2 μm. Motile. Non-spore-forming.
Capsulated.
Colonies on TSA agar after 72 h of incubation are 2 mm diameter non-pigmented and
cream coloured. Grows at pH 5-10, optimum at pH 8. Grows at 20–40 ºC after 72 h of
incubation with optimum growth between 30 and 35 ºC. It shows better growth without
salt, can grow in 2% NaCl, but not in 3% NaCl. Grows on MacConkey, lactose is not
fermented. Aerobic.
Isolated from a stool sample of a healthy human in India.
Undetermined.
  1. Prakash, O., Munot, H., Nimonkar, Y., Sharma, M., Kumbhare, S. and Shouche, Y. S. 2014. Description of Pelistega indica sp. nov.,
    isolated from human gut. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 1389-1394.
  2. Vela, A. I., Perez Sancho, M., Dominguez, L., Busse, H. J. and Fernandez-Garayzabal, J. F. 2015. Pelistega suis sp. nov., isolated
    from domestic and wild animals. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 65, 4909-4914.
Positive results for alkaline phosphatase, esterase (C4), leucine arylamidase, nitrate reductase & oxidase.
Can utilize: citrate & malic acid.

Negative results for catalase, DNase, esculin hydrolysis, alpha-fucosidase, gelatinase, alpha- and beta-galactosidase,
beta-glucuronidase, alpha-glucosidase, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, indole production, lipase (C14), alpha-mannosidase,
methyl red test, trypsin, urease & Voges-Proskauer test. Acid is not produced from glucose.
No assimilation of: L-lactate, L-malate, L-arabinose, potassium gluconate & adipic acid.
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