Paenibacillus montaniterrae
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Paenibacillaceae, Genus Paenibacillus, Paenibacillus montaniterrae  
Khianngam, Tanasupawat, Lee, Lee and Akaracharanya, 2009.
Gram-positive, motile rods, 0.5-0.8 x 2-11 µm. Produce ellipsoidal, central /
subterminal spore in swollen sporangium.
Colonies are white,  convex, translucent,  0.02-1 mm in diameter on C agar (5 g
peptone Difco, 1 g yeast extract Difco, 4 g K
2HPO4, 1 g MgSO4 * 7H2O, 0.2 g KCl,0.02 g
FeSO
4  * 7H2O and 1000 ml distilled water and adjusted to pH 7.0). Aerobic and
anaerobic growth. Growth temperature 15-50 ºC. No growth at 10 or 55 ºC. Can grow
in 3 and 5% NaCl. Grow at pH 7-9 but not at pH 5-6. No growth on TSI agar.
The type strain was isolated from mountain soil in Thailand.
Undetermined.
  1. Khianngam S., Tanasupawat S., Lee J.-S., Lee K.C. and Akaracharanya A., 2009. Paenibacillus siamensis sp. nov., Paenibacillus
    septentrionalis sp. nov. and Paenibacillus montaniterrae sp. nov., xylanase-producing bacteria from Thai soils. IJSEM 59,130-134.
Positive results for xylanase, hydrolysis of esculin, hydrolysis of starch, hydrolysis of
Tween 80, hydrolysis of urea, Voges-Proskauer, acid production from: amygdalin, L-
arabinose, aesculin, cellobiose, fructose, galactose, beta-gentiobiose, D-glucose, glycerol,  glycogen, inulin, lactose, maltose,
D-mannitol, mannose, melibiose, raffinose, rhamnose, ribose, salicin, sucrose, starch, trehalose,  turanose, D-xylose &
methyl-beta-D-xyloside.

Negative results for arginine dihydrolase, catalase, DN-ase, oxidase, methyl red, nitrate reduction, hydrolysis of casein, hydrolysis
of gelatin, citrate utilization, dihydroxyacetone production, indole production,  degradation of tyrosine, acid production from:
N-acetylglucosamine, adonitol, D-arabinose, arabitol, arbutin, dulcitol, erythritol, D- or L-fucose, gluconate, 2- or 5-ketogluconate,
inositol, methyl-alpha-D-glucoside, lyxose, methyl-alpha-D-mannoside, melezitose, sorbitol, sorbose, tagatose, xylitol & L-xylose.
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