Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Enterobacteriales, Family Morganellaceae, Genus Xenorhabdus,
Xenorhabdus hominickii Tailliez et al. 2006.
Colonies are yellow. Maximum growth temperature: 33-35 ºC in Luria-Bertani broth.
Symbiotically associated with the entomopathogenic nematodes Steinernema karii (Waturu et al., 1997) and Steinernema monticolum
(Stock et al., 1997), from Kenya and Korea, respectively.
- Tailliez P, Pages S, Ginibre N, Boemare N. New insight into diversity in the genus Xenorhabdus, including the description of ten
novel species. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:2805-2818.
Positive results for DNAse, esculin hydrolysis, indole production, lecithinase,
acid production from D-malate and 5-ketogluconate.
Assimilates maltotriose, maltose, D-malate, D-gluconate,
D-gluconate, L-aspartate and D-alanine (weak).
Negative results for citrate utilization, acid production from gluconate, inositol, sorbitol, and trehalose.
No assimilation of fructose, inositol, cis-aconitate, citrate, ribose, putrescine, propionate, histidine, D-glucosamine, and tyrosine.
Variable results for acid production from maltose and ribose. Variable assimilation of fructose, ribose, lactate and succinate.
(c) Costin Stoica