Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Paenibacillaceae, Genus Paenibacillus, Paenibacillus pectinilyticus Park,
Jeong, Lee, Oh, Kim, Bae and Park 2009.
Description is based on a single isolate.
Gram-positive, motile, slightly curved rods, 0.5-0.7 x 2.0-3.0 μm. Produce ellipsoidal,
terminal spore in swollen sporangium.
Grows on TSB, TSA, R2A agar. Colonies are cream-white, smooth, 1-2 mm in
diameter on TSA. Aerobic and anaerobic growth. Growth temperature 15 to 30 ºC
(optimum). Growth in 0-0.5% NaCl. Grow at pH 6.0-8.7.
Isolated from the gut of an insect, Diestrammena apicalis, collected near the Daejeon district, Korea.
- Park D.-S., Jeong W.-J., Lee K.H., Oh H.-W., Kim B.-C., Bae K. S. and Park H.-Y., 2009. Paenibacillus pectinilyticus sp. nov.,
isolated from the gut of Diestrammena apicalis. IJSEM 59, 1342-1347.
Positive results for catalase, citrate utilization, nitrate reduction, beta-galactosidase,
hydrolysis of gelatin, hydrolysis of pectin, hydrolysis of Tween 80, lysine decarboxylase,
ornithine decarboxylase, oxidase, Voges-Proskauer, acid production from: aesculin,
arbutin, amygdalin, L-arabinose, fructose, galactose, beta-gentiobiose, D-glucose,
glycerol, inositol, maltose, D-mannitol, mannose, melezitose, melibiose, raffinose,
ribose, salicin, starch, sorbitol, sucrose, trehalose, turanose & D-xylose.
Negative results for arginine dihydrolase, degradation of tyrosine, H2S production, hydrolysis of carboxymethyl cellulose, hydrolysis of
casein, hydrolysis of starch, hydrolysis of urea, hydrolysis of xylan, indole production, phenylalanine deaminase, tryptophan
deaminase, acid production from: adonitol, D-arabinose, D- or L-arabitol, cellobiose, dulcitol, erythritol, D- or L-fucose,
methyl-alpha-D-glucose, glycogen, inulin, lactose, D-lyxose, methyl-alpha-D-mannoside, rhamnose, sorbose, tagatose, xylitol,
L-xylose & methyl beta-D-xyloside.
(c) Costin Stoica