(c) Costin Stoica
Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Jeotgalicoccus, Jeotgalicoccus coquinae Martin
et al. 2011.
Species description is based on a single isolate.
Gram-positive cocci, 1.5-2.0 μm diameter. Non-motile. Non-spore-forming.
Colonies on TSA agar are white, circular and low-convex. Good growth also occurs
on Chapman agar. Grows at 26, 37 and 42 ºC, but not at 4 ºC. Grows in the presence
of 0 and 14 % NaCl, but not 20 % NaCl.
Isolated from coquina, a food supplement (a limestone composed chiefly of shell fragments) for female ducks used in a
duck-fattening farm .
- E. Martin, K. Klug, A. Frischmann, H.-J. Busse, P. Kampfer, U. Jackel. Jeotgalicoccus coquinae sp. nov. and Jeotgalicoccus
aerolatus sp. nov., isolated from poultry houses. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, February 2011 61: 237-241.
Positive results for catalase, oxidase, tyrosine hydrolysis, Voges–Proskauer test,
weak acid production from: D-glucose, mannitol, L-rhamnose & D-xylose.
Negative results for arginine dihydrolase, ornithine decarboxylase, lysine decarboxylase, nitrate reduction, ONPG hydrolysis (beta-
galactosidase), H2S production, indole production, urease, acid production from: D-adonitol, arabinose, cellobiose, myo-inositol &