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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Lactobacillaceae, Genus Lactobacillus, Lactobacillus herbarum Mao,
Chen and Horvath, 2015.
Homotypic synonym: Lactiplantibacillus herbarum (Mao et al. 2015) Zheng et al. 2020.
Gram-positive straight rods, occurring singly, in pairs or in short chains. Non-motile.
Colonies are creamy, smooth, dome shaped after 2 days at 30 ºC on mMRS agar.
Grows at 10-30 ºC, pH 3.6-6.2, and NaCl 0-6%. No growth at 32 ºC. Facultative
Isolated from a traditional Chinese fermented radish.
Description is based mostly on API 50 CHL, API 20E and API 20NE (bioMerieux) results.
Positive results for acid production from adonitol, amygdalin, cellobiose, D-fructose, galactose, gentiobiose, glucose (without gas
production), lactose, maltose, mannitol, mannose, melibiose, ribose, salicin, trehalose, and N-acetylglucosamine.
Negative results for arginine dihydrolase, catalase, gelatinase, H2S production, indole production, lysine decarboxylase, ornithine
decarboxylase, tryptophan deaminase, urease, acid production from D- and L-arabitol, arbutin, D- and L-arabinose, dulcitol, erythritol,
esculin, D- and L-fucose, gluconate, 2- and 5-ketogluconate, glycogen, glycerol, inositol, inulin, D-lyxose, melezitose, methyl
alpha-D-glucopyranoside, raffinose, rhamnose, L-sorbose, starch, sorbitol, sucrose, D-tagatose, turanose, methyl
alpha-D-mannopyranoside, methyl alpha-D-xyloside, methyl beta-D-xylopyranoside, xylitol, D- and L-xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica