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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Lactobacillaceae, Genus Lactobacillus, Lactobacillus gorillae
Tsuchida, Kitahara, Nguema, Norimitsu, Fujita, Yamagiwa, Ngomanda, Ohkuma and Ushida, 2014 .
Synonym: Limosilactobacillus gorillae (Tsuchida et al. 2014) Zheng et al. 2020.
Gram-positive rods, 1 / 3-8 µm. Non-motile. Non-spore-forming.
Colonies are white, convex, smooth, 1-2 mm in diameter after 2 days of anaerobic
incubation at 37 ºC on LBS agar. Optimum growth temperature is 37 ºC. No growth at
15 or 45 ºC. Grows in 4-6.5% NaCl media (weak growth in 8% NaCl). Facultative
Isolated from the faeces of a captive western lowland gorilla.
Description is based mostly on API ZYM and API 50 CHL (bioMerieux) results.
Positive results for acid phosphatase, esterase (C4), esterase lipase (C8), alpha- and beta-galactosidase, leucine arylamidase,
valine arylamidase, acid production from D-fructose, galactose, gentiobiose, glucose (without gas production), maltose, mannose,
melibiose, raffinose, ribose, sorbitol, and sucrose.
Negative results for alkaline phosphatase, arginine dihydrolase, arginine arylamidase, alpha-arabinosidase, cysteine arylamidase,
alpha-fucosidase, alpha- and beta-glucosidase, beta-glucuronidase, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase lipase (C14), trypsin,
alpha-manosidase, acid production from adonitol, amygdalin, L- and D-arabinose, D- and L-arabitol, dulcitol, erythritol, D- and
L-fucose, 2- and 5-ketogluconate, glycerol, glycogen inositol, inulin, D-lyxose, mannitol, melezitose, methyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside,
methyl alpha-D-mannopyranoside, N-acetylglucosamine, rhamnose, salicin, starch, L-sorbose, D-tagatose, turanose, methyl
beta-D-xylopyranoside, methyl alpha-D-xyloside, xylitol, and L-xylose.
Variable results for acid production from arbutin, cellobiose, esculin, gluconate, lactose, trehalose, and D-xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica