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Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Order Micrococcales, Family Microbacteriaceae, Genus Microbacterium, Microbacterium
hominis
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 media. Weak growth in 6.5% NaCl. Optimum growth
temperature is 28 ºC. Can grow at 37 ºC.
Isolated from human lung aspirate.
Undetermined.
  1. Funke G., von Graevenitz A., Clarridge III J.E., and Bernard K.A., 1997. Clinical Microbiology of Coryneform Bacteria. Clinical
    Microbiology Rewiews Vol. 10, No. 1, p. 125-159.
  2. 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,
    973-982.
Positive results for catalase, H2S production, methyl red, Tweens 20, 40, 60, and 80
hydrolysis, Voges-Proskauer test, acid production from: L-arabinose, galactose, glucose, mannose, melezitose, sucrose & trehalose.

Negative results for arginine dihydrolase, gelatin hydrolysis, starch hydrolysis, acid production from: inulin, raffinose, rhamnose,  
ribose & xylose.
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