- Tanasupawat S, Pakdeeto A, Thawai C, Yukphan P and Okada S, 2007. Identification of lactic acid bacteria from fermented tea
leaves (miang) in Thailand and proposals of Lactobacillus thailandensis sp. nov., Lactobacillus camelliae sp. nov., and
Pediococcus siamensis sp. nov.. J Gen Appl Microbiol 53, 7-15..
Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Lactobacillaceae, Genus Lactobacillus, Lactobacillus camelliae
Tanasupawat, Pakdeeto, Thawai, Yukphan and Okada 2007.
Homotypic synonym: Lacticaseibacillus camelliae (Tanasupawat, Pakdeeto, Thawai, Yukphan and Okada 2007) Zheng et al. 2020.
Gram-positive rods, 0.6-1 / 2-5 µm, occurring singly, in pairs or in short chains.
Colonies are white, low-convex with entire edges, 1.0 mm in diameter on MRS agar.
Facultative anaerobe. Grows at 15 ºC; not at 45 ºC. Grows at pH 8.0; not at 3.5 or 9.0.
No growth in 4% NaCl media.
Isolated from fermented tea leaves (miang), Thailand.
Description is based mostly on API 50 CH results. Homofermentative.
Positive results for acid production from amygdalin, L-arabinose, cellobiose, esculin, D-fructose, galactose, glucose (without gas
production), maltose, mannitol, mannose, salicin, and D-xylose.
Negative results for arginine deamination, catalase, acid production from adonitol, arbutin, D-arabinose, D- and L-arabitol, dulcitol,
erythritol, D- and L-fucose, gentiobiose, gluconate, 2- and 5-ketogluconate, glycerol, glycogen, inositol, inulin, lactose, D-lyxose,
melibiose, melezitose, N-acetylglucosamine, methyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside, methyl alpha-D-xyloside,
methylalpha-D-mannopyranoside, raffinose, rhamnose, ribose, L-sorbose, sorbitol, starch, sucrose, turanose, D-tagatose, trehalose,
methyl beta-D-xylopyranoside, xylitol, and L-xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica