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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Lactobacillaceae, Genus Lactobacillus, Lactobacillus halodurans
Schuster, Klingl, Vogel and Ehrmann, 2019.
Homotypic synonym: Companilactobacillus halodurans (Schuster et al. 2019) Zheng et al. 2020.
Gram-positive rods, 0.5-1 / 2-5 µm, occurring singly or in pairs. Non-spore-forming.
Colonies are greyish-white to pale yellow, flat, smooth, 2-5 mm in diameter after 2
days at 30 ºC on MRS agar. Growth temperature range is 10-37 ºC. No growth at 6 or
45 ºC. Grows in 0-12% NaCl media (weak growth in 14% NaCl). Facultative anaerobic.
Isolated from salami produced in Germany.
Description is based mostly on API ZYM and API 50 CHL (bioMerieux) results.
Positive results for acid phosphatase, cystine arylamidase, esterase (C4), alpha- and beta-glucosidase, leucine arylamidase, lipase
(C14), valine arylamidase, acid production from arbutin, cellobiose, D-fructose, galactose, gentiobiose, glucose (without gas
production), lactose, ribose, salicin, D-tagatose, and N-acetylglucosamine.
Negative results for alkaline phosphatase, alpha-arabinosidase, arginine dihydrolase, arginine arylamidase, catalase, esterase
lipase (C8), alpha-fucosidase, alpha- and beta-galactosidase, beta-glucuronidase, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase,
alpha-manosidase, oxidase, trypsin, acid production from adonitol, amygdalin, L- and D-arabinose, D- and L-arabitol, dulcitol,
erythritol, esculin, D- and L-fucose, 2- and 5-ketogluconate, glycerol, glycogen, gluconate, inositol, inulin, D-lyxose, mannitol, maltose,
mannose, melibiose, melezitose, methyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside, methyl alpha-D-mannopyranoside, raffinose, rhamnose, sorbitol,
sucrose, starch, L-sorbose, trehalose, turanose, methyl beta-D-xylopyranoside, methyl alpha-D-xyloside, xylitol, D- and L-xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica