Colonies on nutrient agar are cream, circular/ slightly irregular and slightly convex.
Aerobic (no anaerobic growth). Growth occurs at 10-40 ºC, optimally at 32-35 ºC. Can
grow in pH 5.0–8.5 (optimum, pH 6.0).
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Neisseriales, Family Chromobacteriaceae, Genus Leeia, Leeia oryzae Lim
et al. 2007, type species of the genus.
Gram-negative rods, 0.5–0.8 x 1.1–1.8 μm. Motile by means of single polar flagella.
Spores are not formed.
Isolated from rice-field soil in Korea.
Undetermined.
  1. Lim J.M., Jeon C.O., Lee G.S., Park D.J., Kang U.G., Park C.Y. and Kim C.J.: Leeia oryzae gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from a rice
    field in Korea. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 1204-1208.
  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).
Some results are based on API ZYM kit (bioMerieux).

Positive results for acid phopsphatase, alkaline phopsphatase (weak reaction), catalase, esterase (C4), esterase lipase (C8) (weak),
leucine arylamidase, nitrate reduction, naphthol-AS-BI-phosphohydrolase, oxidase, L-tyrosine hydrolysis, acid production from:
L-arabinose, D-glucose, D-mannose & D-ribose.

Negative results for cystine arylamidase, esculin hydrolysis, alpha-fucosidase, gelatin hydrolysis, alpha- and beta-galactosidase,
beta-glucuronidase, alpha- and beta-glucosidase, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, lipase, alpha-mannosidase, starch hydrolysis,
Tween 80 hydrolysis, trypsin, alpha-chymotrypsin, urease,valine arylamidase, acid production from: adonitol, cellobiose, D-fructose,
alpha-D-lactose, glycerol, maltose, sucrose, D-trehalose & D-xylose.
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