Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Bacillaceae, Genus Bacillus, Bacillus aminovorans den Dooren de Jong
Gram-variable, 1.1-1.3 / 2.0-3.0 μm, motile, sparsely flagellated. Spherical, central or
paracentral spore, not deforming the sporangia.
Growth temperature from 5-10 ºC to 35 ºC. No growth in anaerobic agar. Can grow
in 5% NaCl media. No growth in 10% NaCl or at 5.7 pH.
Isolated from soil.
- Gordon R.E., Haynes W.C., Pang C.H. (1973) – The genus Bacillus . Agriculture Handbook No. 427, U.S.D.A., Washington D.C.
- Buchanan R.E., Gibbons N.E., Cowan S.T., Holt J.G., Liston J., Murray R.G.E., Niven C.F., Ravin A.W., Stanier R.W. ( 1974) –
Bergey’s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, Eight Edition, The Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore.
Acid production from glucose - positive. Acid production from mannitol, arabinose,
xylose - negative
Catalase, starch hydroysis and decomposition of urea are positive.
Reduction of nitrate to nitrite is variable.
Decomposition of tyrosine, Voges-Proskauer, Resistance to lysozyme, citrate
utilization, indole, deamination of phenylalanine are negative.
Can utilize methylamine as source of both carbon and nitrogen.
(c) Costin Stoica