Paenibacillus odorifer
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Paenibacillaceae, Genus Paenibacillus, Paenibacillus odorifer  Berge,
Guinebretiere, Achouak, Normand and Heulin, 2002.
Gram-positive, motile  rods, 0.5-1.0 x 2.0-4.0 μm, singly or in short chains. Produce
ellipsoidal, terminal spore in swollen sporangium.
Colonies are cream, smooth on nutrient agar and 1.5-3.0 mm in diameter after 3 days
at 30
ºC on TSA; not mucous on media containing 2% glucose or sucrose. Produces
a characteristic, fruity, volatile aroma on nutrient media.
Aerobic and anaerobic growth. Growth temperature 5-35 ºC, optimum 28 ºC. No
growth at 50 ºC.
Isolated from wheat roots and vegetable (pasteurized and chilled leek and courgette) purees. Nitrogen fixation bacteria (under
anaerobic conditions); nifH gene is present at least in the type strain.
Undetermined.
  1. Berge O., Guinebretiere M.-H., Achouak W., Normand P. and Heulin T., 2002. Paenibacillus graminis sp. nov. and Paenibacillus
    odorifer sp. nov., isolated from plant roots, soil and food. IJSEM 52, 607-616.
  2. Priest F.G., 2009. Genus I.  Paenibacillus  Ash, Priest and Collins 1994. In: (Eds.) P.D. Vos, G. Garrity, D. Jones, N.R. Krieg, W.
    Ludwig, F.A. Rainey, K.-H. Schleifer, W.B. Whitman. Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume 3: The Firmicutes,
    Springer, 269-295.
Positive results for catalase, hydrolysis of esculin, hydrolysis of starch, nitrate
reduction, acid production from: N-acetylglucosamine, amygdalin, L-arabinose,
arbutin, cellobiose, fructose, galactose, beta-gentiobiose, methyl-alpha-D-glucoside, D-glucose, glycogen, inulin, lactose, maltose,
melibiose, raffinose, ribose, salicin, starch, sucrose, trehalose, turanose, D-xylose & methyl-beta-D-xyloside.

Negative results for oxidase, acid production from: adonitol, D-arabinose, L- or D-arabitol, dulcitol, erythritol, D-fucose, gluconate,
inositol, 2- or 5-ketogluconate, lyxose, D-mannitol, melezitose, rhamnose, sorbitol, sorbose, tagatose, xylitol & L-xylose.

Acid production from L-fucose, glycerol & mannose is variable.
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