Paenibacillus pasadenensis
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Paenibacillaceae, Genus Paenibacillus, Paenibacillus pasadenensis  
Osman, Satomi and Venkateswaran 2006.
Gram-positive rods, 0.5–0.8 x 3.0–5.0 μm. Motile by peritrichous flagella. Produce
ellipsoidal spores in swollen sporangia.
Colonies on nutrient agar are  flat, smooth and brownish-yellow. Grow aerobically.  
Grow in 2% NaCl media but not in 3% NaCl. Grow at 37 ºC and pH 7.
Isolated from the entrance floor of  Jet Propulsion Laboratory Spacecraft Assembly Facility, Pasadena, CA, USA.
Resistant to 0.001% lysozyme.
Undetermined.
  1. 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.
  2. Osman S., Satomi M. and Venkateswaran K., 2006. Paenibacillus pasadenensis sp. nov. and Paenibacillus barengoltzii sp. nov.,
    isolated from a spacecraft assembly facility. IJSEM 56, 1509-1514.
Positive results for catalase, oxidase, beta-galactosidase, arginine dihydrolase (weak),
hydrolysis of esculin, hydrolysis of gelatin &  Voges-Proskauer test.

Negative results for indole production, H
2S production, nitrate reduction, acid production
from: amylose, L-arabinose, D-glucose, D-mannitol, melibiose, rhamnose & sucrose.
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