Colonies on tryptone soya agar (Oxoid) are circular, convex, smooth and glistening
with whole margin, and are 2-3 mm in diameter. Non-haemolytic on sheep blood
agar. Aerobic, facultatively anaerobic. Growth occurs at 15-37 ºC, but not at 5 or 42 ºC.
Grows in 6.5% NaCl media.
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Neisseriales, Family Chromobacteriaceae, Genus Aquitalea, Aquitalea
pelogenes
Sedlacek et al. 2016.
Gram-negative short rods, ccurring in pairs or in irregular clusters. Motile. Spores are
not formed.
Isolated from therapeutically used mud (peloid) in spa Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic.
Undetermined.
  1. 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.
  2. 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 50 CHB, API ZYM and GN2 MicroPlate (Biolog).

Positive results for arginine dihydrolase, catalase, esterase (C4), esterase lipase (C8), indole production, nitrate reduction, leucine
arylamidase, oxidase, phosphatase, Voges-Proskauer test, valine arylamidase, acid production from: D-arabitol, D-fructose, glucose,  
glycerol (weak), gluconate, N-acetylglucosamine, inositol, mannitol, ribose, sorbitol & sucrose.
Can utilize: dextrin, N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, D-fructose, alpha-D-glucose, D-mannitol, D-psicose, D-sorbitol, pyruvic acid methyl
ester, formic acid, D-gluconic acid, beta-hydroxybutyric acid, alpha-ketoglutaric acid, p-hydroxyphenylacetic acid, DL-lactic acid, quinic
acid, succinic acid, bromosuccinic acid, L-asparagine, L-aspartic acid, L-glutamic acid, L-proline & gamma-aminobutyric acid.

Negative results for cysteine arylamidase, chymotrypsin, citrate (Simmons), DNase, esculin hydrolysis, alpha-fucosidase, gelatin
hydrolysis, alpha- and beta-galactosidase, beta-glucuronidase, alpha- and beta-glucosidase, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, H
2S
production, alpha-mannosidase, nitrite reduction, lysine and ornithine decarboxylase, lipase (C14), pyrrolidonyl arylamidase,
phenylalanine deaminase, trypsin, Tween 80, urease, acid production from: adonitol, amygdalin, D- and L-arabinose, arbutin,
L-arabitol, cellobiose, dulcitol, erythritol, D- and L-fucose, galactose, methyl alpha-D-glucoside, glycogen, 2- and 5-ketogluconate,
beta-gentiobiose, D-lyxose, lactose, melibiose, maltose, D-mannose, methyl alpha-D-mannoside, rhamnose, salicin, sorbose,  
trehalose,inulin, melezitose, raffinose, starch, turanose, D-tagatose, D- and L-xylose, methyl beta-D-xyloside & xylitol.
No utilization of: alpha-cyclodextrin, Tween 40 and 80, N-acetyl-D-galactosamine, adonitol, D-arabitol, cellobiose, erythritol, L-fucose,
D-galactose, gentiobiose, myo-inositol, alpha-lactose, lactulose, maltose, D-mannose, melibiose, methyl beta-D-glucoside,
raffinose, L-rhamnose, sucrose, trehalose, turanose, xylitol, acetic acid, cis-aconitic acid, citric acid, D-galactonic acid lactone,
D-galacturonic acid, D-glucosaminic acid, D-glucuronic acid, alpha-hydroxybutyric acid, gama-hydroxybutyric acid, itaconic acid,
malonic acid, propionic acid, D-saccharic acid, sebacic acid, succinamic acid, glucuronamide, L-alaninamide, D-alanine, L-alanine,
L-alanyl glycine, glycyl L-aspartic acid, glycyl L-glutamic acid, L-histidine, hydroxyl L-proline, L-leucine, L-ornithine, L-phenylalanine,
L-pyroglutamic acid, D-serine, L-serine, L-threonine, DL-carnitine, urocanic acid, inosine, thymidine, uridine, phenylethylamine,
putrescine, 2-aminoethanol, 2,3-butanediol, glycerol, DL-alpha-glycerol phosphate, alpha-D-glucose 1-phosphate and D-glucose
6-phosphate.
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