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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Lactobacillaceae, Genus Lactobacillus, Lactobacillus kimchicus
Liang, Srinivasan, Kim, Kim, Wang and Yang 2011.
Species description is based on a single isolate.
Gram-positive slender rods, 0.3-0.8 x 1.0-2.0 µm , occurring singly, in pairs or in short
chains. Non-motile. Non-spore-forming.
Colonies on MRS agar are white, convex, smooth with entire edges, 0.8-1.5 mm in
diameter after 2 days at 37 ºC. Facultative anaerobe. Grows at temperature range
15-45 ºC (optimally at 37 ºC), pH range 6.0-7.0 and in 4-8% NaCl. No growth at pH 5,
pH 8 or in 9% NaCl.
Isolated from kimchi collected in Korea.
Description is based mostly on API 50 CHL (bioMerieux) results.
Positive results for esculin hydrolysis, beta-glucosidase, beta-galactosidase, acid production from arbutin, L-arabinose, esculin,
fructose, galactose, glucose, gluconate, maltose, mannitol, mannose, N-acetylglucosamine, ribose, D- and L-xylose.
Negative results for catalase, chymotrypsin, alpha-glucosidase, alpha-galactosidase, oxidase
acid production from D-arabinose, adonitol, amygdalin, D- and L-arabitol, cellobiose, dulcitol, erythritol, D- and L- fucose, gentiobiose,
5-ketogluconate, glycerol, glycogen, inositol, inulin, lactose, D-lyxose, melezitose, melibiose, methyl alpha-D-glucoside, methyl
alpha-D-mannoside, raffinose, salicin, sorbitol, L-sorbose, starch, sucrose, D-tagatose, trehalose, turanose, xylitol, methyl
alpha-D-xyloside, and methyl beta-D-xylopyranoside.
Variable results for 2-ketogluconate fermentation.
(c) Costin Stoica