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Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Order Micrococcales, Family Brevibacteriaceae, Genus Brevibacterium, Brevibacterium
oceani
Bhadra, Raghukumar, Pindi and Shivaji, 2008.
Gram-positive rods, 1-1.2 / 2-3 µm. Nonmotile. Mycolic acids are not present.
Colonies are sticky, pale-orange  with entire margins, 1.5-2 mm on nutrient agar after
4 days at 28 ºC. Can grow in 12% NaCl. Grows optimally at 26-28 ºC; growth
temperature range 10-35 ºC. No growth at 5 ºC and 37 ºC. Grows optimally at pH 6.8,
growth pH range 5.2-9.5.
Isolated from deep-sea sediment (5904 m depth), Chagos Trench, Indian Ocean.
Resistant to polymixin B, chloramphenicol, nalidixic acid. Sensitive to kanamycin, erythromycin, ciprofloxacin, streptomycin,
tetracycline and ampicillin.
Undetermined.
  1. Bhadra B., Raghukumar C., Pindi P.K. and Shivaji S., 2008. Brevibacterium oceani sp. nov., isolated from deep-sea sediment of
    the Chagos Trench, Indian Ocean. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 58, 57-60.
Positive results for casein hydrolysis, catalase, gelatin hydrolysis, lysine decarboxylase,
ornithine decarboxylase, pyrazinamidase & acid production from phenylacetate.

Negative results for citrate utilization, esculin hydrolysis, beta-galactosidase, alpha-glucosidase, H
2S production, indole production,
lipase (C14), methyl red, nitrate reduction, oxidase, phenylalanine deamination, urease, Voges-Proskauer test, acid production from:
adonitol, arabinose, cellobiose, dulcitol, fructose, galactose, D-glucose, inositol, lactose, maltose, mannitol, mannose, melibiose,
raffinose, rhamnose, ribose, sucrose, trehalose & xylose.

Can utilize gluconate, but not arabinose & mannitol.
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