1. Karin S. Moß,  Stefan C. Hartmann,  Isabell Müller,  Christina Fritz,  Sven Krügener,  Susanne Zibek,  Thomas Hirth, Steffen Rupp:
    Amantichitinum ursilacus gen. nov., sp. nov., a chitin-degrading bacterium isolated from soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2013, 63,
    98-103.
Noncorroding colonies. Colonies on modified Luria-Bertani agar are milky white to
beige, circular, convex and about 1 mm in diameter. Grows between 10 and 35 ºC
and at pH values of 6
-9; optimum pH 7. Can grow in the absence of NaCl.
Facultatively anaerobic.
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Neisseriales, Family Neisseriaceae, Genus Amantichitinum, Amantichitinum
ursilacus
Moß et al. 2013. Type species of the genus.
Gram-negative rod-shaped cells, 1.5-3.0 x 0.7-0.8 μm. Motile.
Occurs singly or in pairs.
Isolated from soil (abandoned ant hill) on the edge of Barensee lake nearby Stuttgart, Germany.
Undetermined.
Some results are based on API 50 CH system.

Positive results for catalase, chitin hydrolysis, esculin hydrolysis, nitrate reduction, oxidase, starch  hydrolysis, Tween 80 hydrolysis,
acid production from: L-arabinose, D-arabitol, amygdalin, arbutin, aesculin, D-cellobiose, ferric citrate, fructose, galactose, glucose,
gentiobiose (weak), glycogen, N-acetylglucosamine, D-lactose (weak), D-lyxose (weak), D-maltose, D-mannose, D-mannitol,
L-rhamnose (weak), D-ribose, salicin, starch, D-sucrose (weak) & DL-xylose.

Negative results for DN-ase, gelatin hydrolysis, acid production from: D-adonitol, D-arabinose, L-arabitol, dulcitol, erythritol, D- and
L-fucose, glycerol, gluconate, 2- and 5-ketogluconate, inositol, inulin, D-melezitose, methyl beta-D-xylopyranoside, methyl
alpha-D-mannopyranoside, methyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside, D-melibiose, D-raffinose, L-sorbose, D-sorbitol, D-trehalose,
D-turanose, D-tagatose & xylitol.
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