(c) Costin Stoica
Salinicoccus luteus
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Salinicoccus, Salinicoccus luteus Zhang et al.
2007.
Gram-positive cocci, 0.9 μm in diameter, occuring singly, in pairs, tetrads or clumps.
Non-motile. Non-spore-forming.
Colonies are orange, circular, opaque and approximately 1.0 mm in diameter after 48
hours at 30 ºC. Aerobic. Moderately halophilic; Growth occurs in media containing
1-25% NaCl; optimum 10% NaCl.  Grows at 4-45 ºC; optimal growth at 30 ºC. Grows
in pH 7.0-11.0; optimum pH 8.0-9.0.
Isolated from a desert soil sample collected from Egypt.
Undetermined.
Description is based on API ID 32E, API Coryne and API ZYM2 results.

Positive results for arginine dihydrolase, aesculin hydrolysis, catalase, beta-glucosidase, lysine decarboxylase, lipase, nitrate
reduction, oxidase, ornithine decarboxylase, Tween 20 hydrolysis, acid production from: N-acetylglucosamine, D-glucose, sucrose,
malonate & maltose.

Negative results for N-acetylglucosaminidase, ammonia production, casein hydrolysis, beta-glucuronidase, alpha- and
beta-galactosidase, gelatin liquefaction, growth on cellulose, H
2S production, indole production, methyl red test, milk peptonization
and coagulation, melanin production, starch hydrolysis, Tween 80 hydrolysis Voges-Proskauer test, urease, acid production from:  
fructose & galactose.
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  1. Yu-Qin Zhang,  Li-Yan Yu,  Hong-Yu Liu,  Yue-Qin Zhang,  Li-Hua Xu, Wen-Jun Li: Salinicoccus luteus sp. nov., isolated from a
    desert soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, August 2007 57: 1901-1905.