Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Order Micrococcales, Family Microbacteriaceae, Genus Microbacterium, Microbacterium
halophilum Takeuchi and Hatano 1998.
Gram-positive, short, irregularly rods, arranged singly or in pairs, in angles, forming V
shapes. Non-motile. Non-spore-forming.
Colonies are convex with entire edges, yellowish-white, 2-4 mm in diameter. Aerobic
growth. Can grow in 2% NaCl and 6.5% NaCl media. Optimum growth temperature is
28 ºC. Can grow at 37 ºC.
Isolated from soil in mangrove rhizosphere.
- Takeuchi M. and Hatano K., 1998. Proposal of six new species in the genus Microbacterium and transfer of Flavobacterium
marinotypicum ZoBell and Upham to the genus Microbacterium as Microbacterium maritypicum comb. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 48,
Positive results for catalase, gelatin hydrolysis (weak reaction), methyl red,
Tweens 20 (weak reaction), 40, 60, 80 hydrolysis, starch hydrolysis, acid production from: glucose, mannose & rhamnose.
Negative results for arginine dihydrolase, H2S production, Voges-Proskauer test, acid production from: L-arabinose, galactose, inulin,
melezitose, raffinose, ribose, sucrose, trehalose & xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica