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Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Order Micrococcales, Family Brevibacteriaceae, Genus Brevibacterium, Brevibacterium
pityocampae
Kati, Ince, Demir and Demirbag 2010.
Gram-positive rods, 0.5/1.0 µm. Nonmotile. Spores are not produced.
Colonies are yellow, convex with entire margins on Nutrient agar, Tryptic soy agar,
after 24-72 h of aerobic incubation at 30 ºC.
Grows optimally at 30 ºC. Can grow at 25-40 ºC. Range of pH 6-10, optimum 8. Grows
in 0-10% NaCl, not in 15% NaCl.
Isolated from healthy larvae of Thaumetopoea pityocampa (pine processionary moth), Lepidoptera, from the Black Sea region of Turkey.
Undetermined.
  1. Kati H., Ince I. A., Demir I. and Demirbag Z., 2010. Brevibacterium pityocampae sp. nov., isolated from caterpillars of
    Thaumetopoea pityocampa (Lepidoptera, Thaumetopoeidae). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60, 312-316.
Description is based on API 20E and conventional tests, 5 days at 30 ºC.

Positive results for catalase & nitrate reduction.

Negative results for arginine dihydrolase, citrate utilization, beta-galactosidase, gelatin hydrolysis, H2S production, indole production,
lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, oxidase, tryptophan deaminase, urease, Voges-Proskauer test, acid production from:
adonitol, amygdalin, arabinose, D-glucose, inositol, mannitol, melibiose, rhamnose, ribose, sorbitol & sucrose.
Brevibacterium pityocampae
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