Bacillus epiphytus
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Bacillaceae, Genus Bacillus, Bacillus epiphytus  ZoBell and Upham (1944).
Note: species is not included neither in Euzeby's LPSN nor in Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume 3, 2009.
Gram-positive, 0.7-0.9 / 2.0-3.0 μm, motile with peritrichous flagella.
Spores:ellipsoidal
/ oval, central or paracentral, not swelling the sporangium.
Maximum temperature, 45 ºC; minimum temperature 5 ºC.
No growth in anaerobic agar.
Grow
s in 5% NaCl and in 10% NaCl.
No growth at 5.7 pH.
Isolated  from marine phytoplancton.
Unknown.
  1. Gordon R.E., Haynes W.C., Pang C.H. (1973) – The genus Bacillus . Agriculture Handbook No. 427, U.S.D.A., Washington D.C.
  2. Buchanan R.E., Gibbons N.E., Cowan S.T., Holt J.G., Liston J., Murray R.G.E., Niven C.F., Ravin A.W., Stanier R.W. ( 1974) –  
    Bergey’s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, Eight Edition, The Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore.
Catalase, hydrolase of starch, reduction of nitrate to nitrite, decomposition of casein,
deamination of phenylalanine - positive.
Voges-Proskauer, resistance to lysozyme, citrate utilization, indole - negative
Acid is produced from glucose, mannitol, xylose but not from arabinose.
(c) Costin Stoica
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