1. Praet J, Meeus I, Cnockaert M, Houf K, Smaggbe G, and Vandamme, 2015. Novel lactic acid bacteria isolated from the bumble
    bee gut: Convivina intestini gen. nov., sp. nov., Lactobacillus bombicola sp. nov., and Weissella bombi sp. nov. Antonie van
    Leeuwenhoek 107, 1337-1349.
Lactobacillus bombicola
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Lactobacillaceae, Genus Lactobacillus, Lactobacillus bombicola
Praet, Meeus, Cnockaert, Houf, Smagghe and Vandamme 2015.
Gram-positive rods, 0.5-1 / 3 µm. Non-spore-forming. Non-motile.
Colonies are brown, shiny, undulate, 2 mm in diameter after 2 days of incubation at
37 ºC on MRS agar. Facultative anaerobe. Grows at 25-37 ºC (optimally at 37 ºC).
Grows at pH 3.0-7.0. No growth in 5% NaCl media.
Isolated from the gut of a Bombus lapidaries bumble bee, Belgium.
Undetermined.
Description is based mostly on API 50 CHL and API ZYM (bioMerieux) results / 5 days.

Positive results for acid phosphatase, beta-glucosidase, leucine arylamidase, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, valine arylamidase,
cysteine arylamidase, acid production from amygdalin, arbutin, L-arabinose, cellobiose, esculin, D-fructose, gentiobiose, glucose
(without gas production), 5-ketogluconate (weak reaction), D-lyxose, mannose, ribose, salicin, D-tagatose (weak reaction), trehalose,
and N-acetylglucosamine.

Negative results for alkaline phosphatase, catalase, esterase C4, esterase lipase C8, lipase C14, alpha-glucosidase,
alpha-mannosidase, alpha-fucosidase, beta-glucuronidase, alpha- and beta-galactosidase, trypsin, alpha-chymotrypsin, oxidase,
acid production from adonitol, D-arabinose, D- and L-arabitol, dulcitol, erythritol, D- and L-fucose, galactose, gluconate,
2-ketogluconate, glycerol, glycogen, inositol, inulin, lactose, maltose, mannitol, melibiose, melezitose, methyl
alpha-D-glucopyranoside, methyl alpha-D-xyloside, methylalpha-D-mannopyranoside, raffinose, rhamnose, L-sorbose, sorbitol,
starch, sucrose, turanose,methyl beta-D-xylopyranoside, xylitol, D- and L-xylose.
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