Colonies are yellow and round with clear margins on R2A medium. Aerobic,
facultatively anaerobic. Growth occurs at 10-40 ºC, optimally at 30 ºC. Grows at pH
6.0-9.0. Grows in 0-1% NaCl media.
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Neisseriales, Family Chromobacteriaceae, Genus Aquitalea, Aquitalea
denitrificans
Lee et al. 2009.
Gram-negative rods, 0.7 x 1.0-2.5 μm. Motile by one polar flagellum. Spores are not
formed.
Isolated from wetland peat in Yongneup, Korea.
Undetermined.
  1. Lee C.M., Weon H.Y., Kim Y.J., Son J.A., Yoon S.H., Kkoo B.S. and Kwon S.W.: Aquitalea denitrificans sp. nov., isolated from a
    Korean wetland. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 1045-1048.
  2. Sedlacek I., Kwon S. W., Svec P., Maslanova I., Kyrova K., Holochova P., Cernohlavkova J. and Busse H. J. 2016. Aquitalea
    pelogenes sp. nov., isolated from mineral peloid. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 962-967.
  3. Euzeby (J.P.): List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a folder available on the Internet. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.,
    1997, 47, 590-592. (List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature. http://www.bacterio.net).
Description is based mostly on API 20NE, API ZYM and API ID 32GN results.

Positive results for arginine dihydrolase, catalase, esterase (C4), leucine arylamidase,
acid phosphatase, indole production, nitrate reduction, oxidase, Tween 80 hydrolysis, & tyrosine hydrolysis.
Can utilize: D-glucose, N-acetylglucosamine, potassium gluconate, capric acid, malic acid, trisodium citrate, D-ribose, inositol,
sodium acetate, lactic acid, L-alanine, L-serine, propionic acid, valeric acid, L-histidine, 3-hydroxybutyric acid & L-proline.

Negative results for alkaline phosphatase, acetoin production, casein hydrolysis, chitin hydrolysis, cystine arylamidase, DNase,
esculin hydrolysis, esterase lipase (C8), alpha-fucosidase, gelatin hydrolysis, alpha-galactosidase, beta-glucuronidase, alpha- and
beta-glucosidase, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, hypoxanthine hydrolysis, alpha-mannosidase, pectin hydrolysis, starch hydrolysis,
urease, valine arylamidase, xanthine hydrolysis, acid production from: D-arabitol, glucose, mannitol & sucrose.
No utilization of: L-arabinose, D-mannose, D-mannitol, maltose, adipic acid, phenylacetic acid, L-rhamnose, sucrose, itaconic acid,
suberic acid, sodium malonate, potassium 5-ketogluconate, glycogen, 3-hydroxybenzoic acid, salicin, melibiose, L-fucose, D-sorbitol,
potassium 2-ketogluconate & 4-hydroxybenzoic acid.
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