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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Lactobacillaceae, Genus Lactobacillus, Lactobacillus heilongjiangensis
Gu, Li, Yang and Huo 2013.
Homotypic synonym: Companilactobacillus heilongjiangensis (Gu, Li, Yang and
Huo 2013) Zheng et al. 2020.
Gram-positive rods. Non-spore-forming.
Grows at 30 ºC on mMRS agar. Can grow at 15 ºC, but not at 45 ºC. Facultative
anaerobic. Weak growth in the presence of 10% NaCl.
Isolated from traditional pickle, China.
Description is based mostly on API 50 CHL and API ZYM (bioMerieux) results.
Positive results for acid phosphatase (weak reaction), cystine arylamidase (weak reaction), alpha- and beta-glucosidase,
N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, acid production from amygdalin, cellobiose, esculin, D-fructose, galactose, gentiobiose, glucose
(without gas production), lactose, maltose, mannose, methyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside, salicin, sucrose, D-tagatose, trehalose, and
Negative results for catalase, esterase (C4), beta-glucuronidase, acid production from adonitol, D- and L-arabitol, arbutin, D- and
L-arabinose, dulcitol, erythritol, D- and L-fucose, gluconate, 2- and 5-ketogluconate, glycogen, glycerol, inositol, inulin, D-lyxose,
mannitol, melezitose, melibiose, raffinose, rhamnose, ribose, L-sorbose, starch, sorbitol, turanose, methyl
alpha-D-mannopyranoside, methyl alpha-D-xyloside, methyl beta-D-xylopyranoside, xylitol, D- and L-xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica