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Jeotgalicoccus pinnipedialis
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Jeotgalicoccus, Jeotgalicoccus pinnipedialis
Hoyles et al. 2004.
Gram-positive cocci, occuring singly or in pairs, tetrads or groups. Non-motile.
Non-spore-forming. Non-acid-fast.
Colonies on blood agar after aerobic incubation for 24 h, are 2 mm in diameter,
non-hemolytic, round and convex. Grows at 25 and 42 ºC, but not at 4 ºC. Grows in 2%
and 6% NaCl, but not in 0% and 14% NaCl. Facultatively anaerobic.
Isolated from mouth swab of a Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina). Habitat is unknown.
Undetermined.
  1. Hoyles (L.), Collins (M.D.), Foster (G.), Falsen (E.) and Schumann (P.): Jeotgalicoccus pinnipedialis sp. nov., from a southern
    elephant seal (Mirounga leonina). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 745-748.
Description is based on API STAPH, API ID32, API CORYNE and API ZYM results.

Positive results for acid phosphatase, catalase, gelatin hydrolysis, oxidase,
phosphoamidase, pyrazinaminidase & pyrrolidonyl arylamidase.

Negative results for alkaline phosphatase, arginine dihydrolase, arginine arylamidase, aesculin hydrolysis, chymotrypsin, cystine
arylamidase, esterase C4,ester lipase C8 (weak or negative),  hippurate hydrolysis, alpha-fucosidase, alpha- and
beta-galactosidase, alpha- and beta-glucosidase, beta-glucuronidase, leucine arylamidase, lipase C14, alpha-mannosidase, nitrate
reduction, N-acetylglucosaminidase, ornithine decarboxylase, trypsin, valine arylamidase, urease, Voges-Proskauer test, acid
production from: arabinose, cellobiose, glucose, glycogen, fructose, lactose, mannose, mannitol, maltose, melibiose,
alpha-methyl-D-glucoside (methyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside), raffinose, ribose, sucrose, trehalose, turanose, xylitol & D-xylose.
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