Lactobacillus agilis
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Lactobacillaceae, Genus Lactobacillus [Group B lactobacilli
(facultatively heterofermentative),
Lactobacillus salivarius phylogenetic-group], Lactobacillus agilis  Weiss, Schillinger, Laternser and
Kandler 1982.

Synonyms:  
Lactobacillus plantarum var. mobilis isolated from feces of turkey (Harrison
and Hansen, 1950) may belong to
Lactobacillus agilis (Sharpe et al., 1973).
Rods with rounded ends, 0.7-1.0 x 3-6 µm, occuring singly, in pairs and in short
chains. Motile by peritrichous flagella. Nonsporeforming.
No growth at 15 ºC. Can grow at 45 ºC.
Isolated from municipal sewage; habitat is the crop of pigeons.
Isolated from intestines of pig and horse
Undetermined.
  1. Hammes W.P. and Hertel C., 2009. Genus I. Lactobacillus Beijerinck 1901. 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, 465-511.
Facultatively heterofermentative (hexoses are fermented almost exclusively to lactic
acid by the Embden-Meyerhof pathway or, at least by some species, to lactic acid,
acetic acid, ethanol
and formic acid under glucose limitations; pentoses are  fermented to lactic acid and acetic acid via an inducible
phosphoketolase).

Positive results for fermentation of: amygdalin, cellobiose, esculin, mannitol, melezitose, melibiose, raffinose, ribose
, nd sucrose.

Negative results for arginine hydrolysis, fermentation of: arabinose, gluconate
, and xylose.

Variable results for sorbitol fermentation.
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