Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Bacillaceae, Genus Bacillus, Bacillus acidiproducens Jung, Kim and Chang,
Gram-positive slightly curved rods, 0.8-1.2 x 4.0-4.5 µm, motile by a single polar
flagella. Produce subterminal, ellipsoidal endospores.
Colonies on TSA are round, flat, white or ivory, 5 mm in diameter. Aerobic, facultatively
Grow at 30-55 ºC, at pH 5-7 and in 5% NaCl broth (not in 7% NaCl).
Isolated from vineyard soil in Daejeon, Korea.
- M.Y. Jung, J.-Su Kim and Y.-H. Chang, 2009. Bacillus acidiproducens sp. nov., vineyard soil isolates that produce lactic acid.
IJSEM 59, 2226-2231.
Positive results for catalase, Voges-Proskauer, acid production from: L-arabinose,
D-glucose, D-mannitol, D-mannose, D-xylose, N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, D-fructose,
galactose, lyxose, raffinose, rhamnose, ribose & sucrose.
Negative results for oxidase, deamination of phenylalanine, beta-galactosidase, lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase,
hydrolysis of urea, hydrolysis of gelatin, indole production, H2S production, nitrate reduction, hydrolysis of casein, citrate utilization,
hydrolysis of Tween 80, methyl red test, acid production from: glycogen, salicin, starch, lactose & D-trehalose.
(c) Costin Stoica