Sporosarcina globispora
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Planococcaceae, Genus Sporosarcina, Sporosarcina globispora (Larkin
and Stokes 1967) Yoon et al. 2001.
Old synonym: Bacillus globisporus  Larkin and Stokes (1967).
Gram-positive rods, 0.8-1.0 / 1.3-5.0 μm, motility variable.
Spherical, subterminal or terminal spore, swelling the sporangium.
Growth temperature from 0-3 ºC to 25-30 ºC.
No growth in anaerobic agar, in 5% NaCl, in  10% NaCl or 5.7 pH.
Isolated  from soil & river water.
Unknown (none).
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  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.
  3. Yoon J.H., Lee K.C., Weiss N., Kho Y.H., Kang K.H. & Park Y.H.: Sporosarcina aquimarina sp. nov., a bacterium isolated from
    seawater in Korea, and transfer of Bacillus globisporus (Larkin and Stokes 1967), Bacillus psychrophilus (Nakamura 1984) and
    Bacillus pasteurii (Chester 1898) to the genus Sporosarcina as Sporosarcina globispora comb. nov., Sporosarcina psychrophila
    comb. nov. and Sporosarcina pasteurii comb. nov., and emended description of the genus Sporosarcina. Int. J. Syst. Evol.
    Microbiol., 2001, 51, 1079-1086.
Positive for catalase, deamination of phenylalanine, acid production from glucose.
Reduction of nitrate to nitrite, casein & starch hydrolysis
are variable.
Negative results for decomposition of tyrosine, Voges-Proskauer, resistance to
lysozyme, citrate utilization, indole, acid production from mannitol, arabinose & xylose.
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