Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Burkholderiales, Family Alcaligenaceae, Genus Pelistega, Pelistega suis
Vela et al. 2015.
Gram-negative rods, 0.5-1 μm. Non-motile. Non-spore-forming.
Colonies are circular, smooth, entire and approximately 1 mm diameter on Columbia
blood agar after incubation for 24 h at 37 ºC. Growth does not occur on MacConkey
agar. Cells are not able to grow in the presence of 3% NaCl. Facultatively anaerobic.
Isolated from the tonsils of two pigs and one wild boar.
- 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 L-pyrrolydonil arylamidase, catalase, indole production, oxidase,
Voges-Proskauer test, esterase (C4), leucine arylamidase & naphthol-AS-BI-phosphohydrolase.
Can utilize: L-malate & L-lactate.
Negative results for esterase lipase (C8), gelatin hydrolysis, H2S production, nitrates reduction, urease, beta-galactosidase,
N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, glutamyl arylamidase-p-nitroanilide, gamma-glutamyltransferase, alpha- and beta-glucosidase,
beta-xylosidase, beta-alanine arylamidase-p-nitroanilide, L-proline arylamidase, lipase, palatinose, tyrosine arylamidase,
N-acetyl-beta-galactosaminidase, glycine arylamidase, ornithine decarboxylase, lysine decarboxylase, valine arylamidase, cysteine
arylamidase, trypsin, alpha-chymotrypsin, alpha-mannosidase & alpha-fucosidase.
Acid is not produced from glucose.
No utilization of: adonitol, sucrose, L-arabitol, D-glucose, maltose, D-mannitol, D-mannose, D-sorbitol, D-tagatose, trehalose,
D-malonate & sodium citrate.
Variable results for alkaline phosphatase.
(c) Costin Stoica