Colonies are blue with a copper metallic sheen - produce indigoidine (pigment
production is enhanced with glutamine). Strictly aerobic. Mesophilic; grows at 25-40
ºC (optimum 30 ºC). Grows at pH 6.5-10.0 (optimum at pH 8.0-8.5). NaCl is not
required for growth (tolerance 0-0.5% NaCl).
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Neisseriales, Family Chromobacteriaceae, Genus Vogesella, Vogesella
alkaliphila
Subhash et al. 2013.
Gram-negative rods, 0.5-0.6 x 2.0-4.0 μm. Non-motile. Non-spore-forming. Poly-beta-
hydroxybutyrate granules are accumulated.
Isolated from an alkaline soil (pH 8.8) at Mau, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Susceptible to chloramphenicol, gentamicin, kanamycin, nalidixic acid, streptomycin, vancomycin and tetracycline.
Undetermined.
  1. Subhash Y., Tushar L., Sasikala C. and Ramana C.V.: Vogesella alkaliphila sp. nov., isolated from an alkaline soil, and emended
    description of the genus Vogesella. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2013, 63, 2338-2343.
  2. Chen, W. M., Chen, J. C., Wang, C., Huang, C. W. and Sheu, S. Y. 2015. Vogesella amnigena sp. nov., isolated from a freshwater
    river Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 65, 3634-3640.
  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).
Positive results for alkaline phosphatase, catalase, casein hydrolysis, C4 esterase,
C8 esterase lipase, alpha-glucosidase, indole production, leucine arylamidase & oxidase.
Oxidation (Biolog GN2) of: cellobiose, D-fructose, alpha-D-glucose, myo-inositol, maltose, D-psicose, sucrose, trehalose, turanose,
pyruvic acid methyl ester, succinic acid monomethyl ester, acetic acid, cis-aconitic acid, citric acid, formic acid, D-gluconic acid,
D-alanine, glycerol & L-alanine.
Can utilize: arabinose, acetate, citrate, pyruvate & succinate.

Negative results for arginine hydrolysis, chitinase, denitrification, corn oil hydrolysis, DNase, esculin hydrolysis, alpha-fucosidase,
gelatin hydrolysis, alpha- and beta-galactosidase, beta-glucuronidase, beta-glucosidase, alpha-mannosidase, pectin hydrolysis,
starch hydrolysis & urease. Nonfermentative; no acid production from glucose, fructose & pyruvate.
No oxidation of L-arabinose, L-fucose, lactulose, D-mannitol, melibiose, raffinose & D-rhamnose.
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