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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Enterococcaceae, Genus Enterococcus, Enterococcus sulfureus  
Martinez-Murcia and Collins 1991.
Gram-positive cocci, grouped in pairs, short chains or small groups. Nonmotile.
Yellow-pigmented colonies. No growth in the presence of 0.04% tellurite.
Growth is positive at 10-40 ºC, but not at 45 ºC. Grow in 6.5% NaCl medium.
Isolated from plants.
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 pyrrolidonyl arylamidase, leucine arylamidase, alpha-galactosidase,
beta-galactosidase, hydrolysis of esculin, acid production from: N-acetylglucosamine,
amygdalin, arbutin, cellobiose,D-fructose, galactose, beta-gentiobiose, gluconate,
D-glucose, 2-keto-gluconate, lactose, maltose, D-mannose, melezitose, melibiose,
alpha-methyl-D-glucoside, alpha-methyl-D-mannoside, D-raffinose, ribose, sucrose &
trehalose.

Negative results for alkaline phosphatase, arginine dehydrolase, beta-glucuronidase, hippurate hydrolysis, acid production from:
adonitol, D-arabitol, D- or L-arabinose, L-arabitol, dulcitol, erythritol, D- or L-fucose, glycerol, glycogen, inositol, inulin, D-lyxose,
mannitol, rhamnose, sorbitol ,L-sorbose, D-tagatose, xylitol, D- or L-xylose.
Enterococcus sulfureus
(c) Costin Stoica
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