Lactobacillus nodensis
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Lactobacillaceae, Genus Lactobacillus, [Group A lactobacilli
(obligately homofermentative)],
Lactobacillus nodensis  Kashiwagi, Suzuki and Kamakura 2009.
Gram-positive, rods (1.8 x 5.0 µm) occurring singly or in pairs. Nonspore-forming.
Nonmotile.
After anaerobic growth at 30 ºC for 48 h, colonies on MRS agar are 1 mm in diameter,
round with rough surfaces. Grow at 15 and 37 ºC, but not at 45 ºC. Variable growth in
10% NaCl. Can grow in pH 4.0, but not in pH 2.6. Facultatively anaerobic.
Isolated from Japanese pickles.
Undetermined.
  1. Kashiwagi T., Suzuki T. and Kamakura T., 2009. Lactobacillus nodensis sp. nov., isolated from rice bran. IJSEM 59, 83-86.
  2. Jung MY, Lee SH, Lee M, Song JH and Chang JY, 2017. Lactobacillus allii sp. nov. isolated from scallion kimchi. Int J Syst Evol
    Microbiol 67, 4936-4942.
Obligately homofermentative.

Positive results for acid phosphatase, arginine hydrolysis, alpha- and beta-glucosidase, leucine arylamidase, pyrrolidonyl arylamidase,
valine arylamidase, Voges-Proskauer test, fermentation of: N-acetylglucosamine, D-arabinose, esculin,
fructose, galactose, glucose (acid without gas production), mannose & ribose.

Negative results for alkaline phosphatase, catalase, citrate utilization, esterase, esterase lipase, alpha- and beta-galactosidase,
gelatin hydrolysis, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, hippurate hydrolysis, H
2S production, indole production, urease, fermentation of:
adonitol, amygdalin, D,L-arabitol, arbutin, L-arabinose, cellobiose, dulcitol, erythritol, D,L-fucose, gluconate, 2- or 5-ketogluconate,
beta-gentiobiose, glycogen, glycerol, inositol, inulin, lactose, D-lyxose, maltose, mannitol, melezitose, melibiose, raffinose, rhamnose,
salicin, sorbitol, sorbose, starch, sucrose, tagatose, trehalose, turanose,  xylitol & D,L-xylose.
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