Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Enterobacteriales, Family Morganellaceae, Genus Photorhabdus,
Photorhabdus noenieputensis (Ferreira et al. 2013) Machado et al. 2018.
Old synonym: Photorhabdus luminescens subsp. noenieputensis Ferreira et al. 2013.
Colonies are pigmented. Good growth is observed in TSB from 26 ºC to 37 ºC.
Haemolysis (not annular) is produced on sheep-blood agar. The bromophenol blue
in NBTA and neutral red in MacConkey medium are absorbed.
Isolated from a novel entomopathogenic nematode species of the genus Heterorhabditis (strain 158-C).
Resistant to ampicillin 100 ug/ml. Growth of B. subtilis DSM 10T is inhibitedby cells grown on nutrient agar plates.
Highly pathogenic to Galleria mellonella, (on experimental infection all G. mellonella larvae that had been injected with strain AM7T
- Ferreira T, van Reenen C, Pages S, Tailliez P, Malan AP, Dicks LM. Photorhabdus luminescens subsp. noenieputensis subsp. nov.,
a symbiotic bacterium associated with a novel Heterorhabditis species related to Heterorhabditis indica. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol
- Machado RAR, Wuthrich D, Kuhnert P, Arce CCM, Thonen L, Ruiz C, Zhang X, Robert CAM, Karimi J, Kamali S, et al. Whole-genome-
based revisit of Photorhabdus phylogeny: proposal for the elevation of most Photorhabdus subspecies to the species level and
description of one novel species Photorhabdus bodei sp. nov., and one novel subspecies Photorhabdus laumondii subsp. clarkei
subsp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:2664-2681.
Positive results for acetoin production, arginine dihydrolase (weak), catalase, Simmons’ citrate, esculin hydrolysis, lipase (Tween 40
and 80), urease, acid production from adonitol (weak), esculin, fructose, L-fucose (weak), glycerol, glucose, inositol, mannose,
maltose, N-acetylglucosamine, sorbitol (weak), ribose, salicin (weak), trehalose and xylitol (weak).
Can assimilate citrate, esculin, glucose, fructose, glycerol, inositol, D-mannose, maltose, N-acetylglucosamine, ribose, trehalose,
Negative results for DNase, indole production, lecithinase, lipase (Tween 20 and 60), oxidase and nitrate reduction, acid production
from mannitol and 5-ketogluconate.
No assimilation of caprate, L-fucose, L-malate, and mannitol.
(c) Costin Stoica