Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Enterococcaceae, Genus Bavariicoccus, Bavariicoccus seileri
Schmidt et al. 2009, type species of the genus.
Gram-positive cocci, 0.9-1.2 µm in diameter. Non-motile. Non-spore-forming.
Colonies are small, smooth, up to 1 mm in diameter when incubated aerobically on
TSA at 30 ºC and up to 2 mm in diameter on APT agar under anaerobic conditions at
34 ºC. Grows at 10 and 40 ºC, at pH 5.5 and with 6.5% and 11% (w/v) NaCl.
Isolated from the surface and smear water of German smear-ripened soft cheeses.
- Schmidt (V.S.J.), Mayr (R.), Wenning (M.), Glockner (J.), Busse (H.J.) and Scherer (S.): Bavariicoccus seileri gen. nov., sp. nov.,
isolated from the surface and smear water of German red smear soft cheese. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 2437-2443.
Description is based API 50 CH, Rapid ID 32 STREP and API 20 Strep results.
DL-lactic acid, ethanol and acetic acid are produced from glucose.
Positive results for beta-glucosidase, pyrrolidonyl arylamidase & leucine arylamidase.
Can utilize (using API 50 CH+CHB medium and API Strep => probably fermentation; admin note): amygdalin, arbutin, cellobiose,
D-fructose, galactose, D-glucose, beta-gentiobiose, lactose (most strains), maltose, pyruvate, salicin & trehalose.
Negative results for alkaline phosphatase, catalase, alpha-galactosidase, beta-galactosidase (most strains), beta-glucuronidase &
No utilization (using API 50 CH+CHB medium and API Strep) of: D- or L-arabitol, D- or L-arabinose, adonitol, dulcitol, erythritol,
D-fucose, glycerol, glycogen, gluconate, 2- or 5-ketogluconate, inulin, inositol, D-lyxose, mannitol, methyl alpha-D-mannoside,
melezitose, melibiose, pullulan, raffinose, rhamnose, ribose, L-sorbose, sorbitol, starch, sucrose, turanose, D-tagatose, D- or
L-xylose, methyl beta-D-xyloside & xylitol.
(c) Costin Stoica