Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Lactobacillaceae, Genus Lactobacillus, Lactobacillus ozensis
Kawasaki, Kurosawa, Miyazaki, Sakamoto, Ohkuma and Niimura 2011.
Gram-positive rods, 0.5 x 3-4 µm, occuring singly or in pairs and in short chains.
Colonies on MRS agar are white, smooth, 2 mm in diameter after 2 days under
anaerobic conditions; growth is inhibited under aerobic conditions. Facultatively
anaerobic. Weak growth at 15 and 37 ºC, optimum growth at 20-30 ºC. Variable
growth at 45 ºC. Can grow in NaCl 1%, but not in 1.5%.
Isolated from mountain flowers in the area of Oze National Park, Japan.
- Kawasaki S., Kurosawa K., Miyazaki M., Sakamoto M., Ohkuma M. and Niimura Y., 2011. Lactobacillus ozensis sp. nov., isolated
from mountain flowers. IJSEM 61, 2435-2438.
Positive results for fermentation of: fructose, glucose (acid & gas production), maltose (weak), mannitol (weak), and sucrose (weak).
Negative results for catalase, nitrate reduction, fermentation of: D-arabinose, cellobiose, galactose, gluconate (acid), lactose,
mannose, melezitose, melibiose, raffinose, rhamnose, ribose, salicin, sorbitol, trehalose, and D-xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica