Phylum Firmicutes, Class Erysipelotrichia, Order Erysipelothrichales, Family Erysipelotrichaceae, Genus Solobacterium,
Solobacterium moorei Kageyama and Benno 2000. Type species of the genus.
Description is based on a single species isolated.
Gram-positive rods (0.2 x 0.4-0.7 µm), occurring singly. Nonmotile, flagella are
Grow in 2 days at 37 ºC on the EG agar medium in anaerobic jar containing 100% CO2 .
Colonies are umbonate and translucent. No growth in 20% bile. Strictly anaerobic.
Isolated from the feces of healthy humans; the habitat is the human intestinal tract. Sensitive to vancomycin.
- Kageyama A. and Benno Y., 2009. Genus VII. Solobacterium Kageyama and Benno 2000. In: (Eds.) P.D. Vos, G. Garrity, D. Jones,
N.R. Krieg, W. Ludwig, F.A. Rainey, K.-H. Schleifer, W.B. Whitman. Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume 3: The
Firmicutes, Springer, 1310-1312.
Positive results for arginine hydrolysis, esculin hydrolysis, acid production from:
glucose (without gas), galactose, fructose & ribose.
Negative results for gelatin hydrolysis, H2S production, indole production, nitrates
reduction to nitrites, starch hydrolysis, urea hydrolysis, acid production from: lactose, esculin, salicin, sucrose, amygdalin, arabinose,
cellobiose, erythritol, glycogen, inositol, mannitol, mannose, melezitose, raffinose, rhamnose, sorbitol, starch, trehalose & xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica