(c) Costin Stoica
Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Salinicoccus, Salinicoccus jeotgali Aslam et al.
Gram-positive cocci, 1.0-2.0 μm, occuring singly, in pairs, tetrads or clumps. Non-
Colonies on R2A supplemented with 5 % NaCl for 2-4 days are smooth, circular,
orange-coloured with transparent edges and 1-2 mm in diameter. Strictly aerobic.
Growth occurs at pH 6.5-11.0; optimum at pH 7.0. Moderately halophilic; Growth
occurs in media containing 0.5-15% NaCl; optimum 5% NaCl. No growth occurs in
the absence of NaCl. Grows at 20-30 ºC; optimal growth at 30 ºC.
Isolated from jeotgal, a traditional Korean fermented seafood.
Resistant to ampicillin (100 μg), tetracycline (100 μg), rifampicin (100 μg) and kanamycin (100 μg).
- Zubair Aslam, Ju Hyoung Lim, Wan-Taek Im, Muhammad Yasir, Young Ryun Chung, Sung-Taik Lee: Salinicoccus jeotgali sp.
nov., isolated from jeotgal, a traditional Korean fermented seafood. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, March 2007 57: 633-638.
Positive results for aesculin hydrolysis, catalase, H2S production, indole production,
methyl red test, nitrates reduction, oxidase, tryptophan deaminase, Voges-Proskauer
reaction, acid production from: D-fructose, D-glucose, glycerol, D-maltose, D-trehalose & N-acetyl-D-glucosamine.
Can utilize as sole carbon and energy sources: salicin, L-arabinose, D-glucose, citrate, histidine, L-rhamnose,
N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, D-maltose, D-lactate, L-alanine and 5-ketogluconate.
Negative results for arginine dihydrolase, amylase, D- and L-arabitol, casein hydrolysis, cellulase, chitinase, DN-ase, erythritol, D-
and L-fucose, gelatin hydrolysis, beta-glucosidase, lipase, lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, starch hydrolysis, urease,
xylanase, acid production from: D-adonitol, amygdalin, arbutin, D- and L-arabinose, D-cellobiose, dulcitol, D-galactose, gentiobiose,
glycogen, gluconate, 2- and 5-ketogluconate, inositol, inulin, D-lactose, D-lyxose, D-mannitol, D-mannose, D-melibiose,
D-melezitose, methyl alpha-D-mannopyranoside, D-raffinose, L-rhamnose, D-ribose, salicin, D-sorbitol, L-sorbose, starch, sucrose,
D-tagatose, D-turanose, methyl beta-D-xylopyranoside, xylitol, D- and -xylose.