(c) Costin Stoica
Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Jeotgalicoccus, Jeotgalicoccus huakuii Guo et
Gram-positive cocci, 0.4-0.8 μm diameter. Non-motile. Non-spore-forming.
Colonies are white, circular, of low convexity and with clear margins, 0.5-1.0 mm in
size after 2 days incubation on Luria-Bertani agar. Optimal growth occurs at 28-37 ºC;
no growth occurs below 4 ºC or above 43 ºC. Optimal pH for growth is 6.5-10.0; no
growth is observed below pH 4.5. Optimal growth in 3-8% NaCl (range 0-23% NaCl).
Isolated from a seaside soil sample from Shandong Province, China.
- Xin-Qiang Guo, Rong Li, Liu-Qiang Zheng, Dong-Qing Lin, Ji-Quan Sun, Shun-Peng Li, Wen-Jun Li, Jian-Dong Jiang.
Jeotgalicoccus huakuii sp. nov., a halotolerant bacterium isolated from seaside soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, June 2010 60: 1307-
Positive results for catalase, oxidase, tyrosine hydrolysis, acid production from:
L-arabinose, D-mannose, D-fructose and D-xylose.
Negative results for aesculin hydrolysis, casein hydrolysis, hypoxanthine hydrolysis, gelatin hydrolysis, nitrate reduction, starch
hydrolysis, urease, xanthine hydrolysis, acid production from: cellobiose, D-galactose, D-glucose, myo-inositol, lactose, maltose,
D-mannitol, melibiose, raffinose, trehalose & sucrose.