Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Order Micrococcales, Family Brevibacteriaceae, Genus Brevibacterium, Brevibacterium
jeotgali Choi, Lee, Jung, and Jeon 2013.
Gram-positive rods, 0.4-0.6/1.0-1.2 µm, V-form arrangement. Nonmotile. Spores are
On Marine Agar, after 3 days of incubation, the colonies are convex, yellow. Grows well
on R2A agar, LB agar, NA and TSA supplemented to 2% NaCl. Aerobic. Grows
anaerobically on MA supplemented with nitrate. Nonfastidious. Grows at 10-37 ºC (30
ºC optimum), and at 6.0-9.0 pH (7.5-8.5 optimum). Can grow in 0-14% NaCl medium.
Isolated from seau-jeot (shrimp jeotgal), a traditional fermented seafood in South Korea.
- Choi E.J., Lee S.H., Jung J.Y. and Jeon C.O., 2013. Brevibacterium jeotgali sp. nov., isolated from jeotgal, a traditional Korean
fermented seafood. IJSEM 63, 3430-3436.
Oxidative metabolism. Not acid fast.
Some characters are based on API 20NE and API ZYM results.
Positive results for acid phosphatase (weak), alkaline phosphatase, catalase, esterase C4, esterase lipase, beta-galactosidase
(weak), gelatin hydrolysis, leucine arylamidase, nitrate reduction, oxidase, phosphoamidase, Tween 20 hydrolysis, Tween 80
hydrolysis & valine arylamidase (weak).
Negative results for arginine dihydrolase, casein hydrolysis, chymotrypsin, cystine arylamidase, esculin hydrolysis, alpha-fucosidase,
alpha-galactosidase, alpha- and beta-glucosidase, beta-glucuronidase, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, indole production, lipase,
alpha-mannosidase, starch hydrolysis, trypsin, tyrosine decomposition & urease.
Cannot utilize D-arabinose, fructose, galactose, D-glucose, lactose, mannitol, mannose & raffinose.
(c) Costin Stoica