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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Enterococcaceae, Genus Enterococcus, Enterococcus dispar Collins et
al. 1991.
Gram-positive, nonmotile cocci.
Grows at 10 ºC but not at 45 ºC. Grows in the presence of 6.5% NaCl.
Isolated from human clinical samples and from dog feces. Can survive heating at 60 ºC for 30 min.
Unknown.
  1. Pavel Svec and  Luc A. Devriese, 2009: Genus I. Enterococcus (ex Thiercelin and Jouhaud 1903) Schleifer and Kilpper-Bälz 1984,
    32VP in Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Second Edition, Volume Three, Vos, P.D.; Garrity, G.; Jones, D.; Krieg, N.R.;
    Ludwig, W.; Rainey, F.A.; Schleifer, K.-H.; Whitman, W.B. (Eds.), pp 594-606.
Positive results for Voges-Proskauer test, hydrolysis of esculin, arginine dihydrolase
acid production from: ribose, lactose, tagatose, trehalose & sucrose.

Negative results for beta-glucuronidase, alkaline phosphatase, acid production from:
adonitol, arabitol, mannitol, melezitose, sorbitol, inulin, arabinose, rhamnose, sorbitol,
starch & xylose.

Variable results for hydrolysis of hippurate, pyrrolidonylarylamidase,
alpha-galactosidase, beta-galactosidase & acid production from raffinose.
Enterococcus dispar
(c) Costin Stoica
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