Phylum Firmicutes, Class Erysipelotrichia, Order Erysipelothrichales, Family Erysipelotrichaceae, Genus Solobacterium,
Solobacterium moorei Kageyama and Benno 2000. Type species of the genus.
Description is based on a single species isolated.
Gram-positive rods (0.2 x 0.4-0.7 µm), occurring singly. Nonmotile, flagella are
Grow in 2 days at 37 ºC on the EG agar medium in anaerobic jar containing 100% CO2 .
Colonies are umbonate and translucent. No growth in 20% bile. Strictly anaerobic.
Isolated from the feces of healthy humans; the habitat is the human intestinal tract. Sensitive to vancomycin.
- Kageyama A. and Benno Y., 2009. Genus VII. Solobacterium Kageyama and Benno 2000. In: (Eds.) P.D. Vos, G. Garrity, D. Jones,
N.R. Krieg, W. Ludwig, F.A. Rainey, K.-H. Schleifer, W.B. Whitman. Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume 3: The
Firmicutes, Springer, 1310-1312.
Positive results for arginine hydrolysis, esculin hydrolysis, acid production from glucose (without gas), galactose, fructose, and ribose.
Negative results for gelatin hydrolysis, H2S production, indole production, nitrates
reduction to nitrites, starch hydrolysis, urea hydrolysis, acid production from: lactose, esculin, salicin, sucrose, amygdalin, arabinose,
cellobiose, erythritol, glycogen, inositol, mannitol, mannose, melezitose, raffinose, rhamnose, sorbitol, starch, trehalose, and xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica