Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Order Micrococcales, Family Micrococcaceae, Genus Arthrobacter, Arthrobacter luteolus
Wauters, Charlier, Janssens and Delmee, 2000.
Gram-positive coryneform bacteria. Motile. Spores are not produced.
Colonies are slightly yellow, smooth; 1.5 mm in diameter after 24 h of incubation at 37
ºC on blood agar. Obligate aerobic. Grows at 20 and 42 ºC.
Isolated from human clinical specimens.
Isolated from an infected surgical wound.
- Wauters G., Charlier J., Janssens M. and Delmee M., 2000. Identification of Arthrobacter oxydans, Arthrobacter luteolus sp. nov.,
and Arthrobacter albus sp. nov., Isolated from Human Clinical Specimens. J. Clin. Microbiol. Vol. 38, No. 6, p. 2412-2415.
Positive results for acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase, catalase, DNA hydrolysis,
esterase (C4), esterase lipase (C8), gelatin hydrolysis, alpha-glucosidase, leucine
arylamidase, nitrate reduction, phosphoamidase, Simmons citrate, trypsin, tyrosine
hydrolysis, acid production from: glucose, maltose, sucrose & xylose.
Negative results for cystine arylamidase, chymotrypsin, esculin hydrolysis, alpha-fucosidase, alpha- and beta-galactosidase,
beta-glucosidase, beta-glucuronidase, N-acetyl-glucosamidase, lipase, alpha-mannosidase, pyrrolidonyl peptidase, urease, valine
arylamidase, acid production from lactose & mannitol.
(c) Costin Stoica