Paenibacillus konsidensis
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Paenibacillaceae, Genus Paenibacillus, Paenibacillus konsidensis  Ko,
Kim, Lee, Shin, Jung, Peck and Song, 2008.
Description is based on a single isolate.
Gram-positive, motile rods, 0.5 x 2.0-3.5 μm. Produce  terminal or subterminal,
ellipsoidal, spores.
Grows optimally on blood agar at 37 ºC and pH 7.0. Aerobic and anaerobic growth.
Can grow at 30-42 ºC, not at 50 ºC. Grow at 2% NaCl but not at 5% NaCl media. Grow
at pH 5.2-8.
Isolated from human blood, in Korea.
Isolated from the blood of a febrile patient.
  1. Ko K.S., Kim Y.-S., Lee M.Y., Shin S.Y., Jung D.S., Peck K.R. and Song J.-H., 2008. Paenibacillus konsidensis sp. nov., isolated
    from a patient. IJSEM 58, 2164-2168.
Positive results for catalase, oxidase, nitrate reduction, hydrolysis of starch, hydrolysis
of Tween 80, methyl-red, beta-glucosidase, beta-galactosidase, acid production from:
N-acetylglucosamine, L-arabinose, beta-gentiobiose, gluconate, glycogen, mannose,
raffinose, rhamnose, ribose, sucrose & turanose.

Negative results for arginine dihydrolase, hydrolysis of esculin, hydrolysis of urea, hydrolysis of casein, Voges-Proskauer test, indole
production, citrate utilization, H
2S production, acid production from: D-arabinose, D-arabitol, L-fucose, D-glucose, glycerol, inulin,
D-mannitol, methyl-alpha-D-mannoside, melezitose & D-xylose.
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