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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Lactobacillaceae, Genus Lactobacillus, Lactobacillus quenuiae
McFrederick, Vuong and Rothman 2018.
Historical synonyms: Apilactobacillus quenuiae (McFrederick et al. 2018) Zheng et al. 2020.
Gram-positive rods, 0.3-0.4 / 0.9-2.3 µm. Non-spore-forming. Non-motile.
Colonies arewhite on MRS agar supplemented with 20% D-fructose. Facultative
anaerobe. Grows at 15-35 ºC (optimally at 30-35 ºC). Grows at pH 2.0-7.0.
Isolated from the gut of a sweat bee (Augochlorella pomoniella), USA and flowers. Resistant to ampicillin, kanamycin, vancomycin,
Description is based mostly on API 50 CHL and API ZYM (bioMerieux) results / 4 days.
Positive results for acid and alkaline phosphatase, catalase, esterase C4, leucine arylamidase (weak activity), acid production from
D-fructose, glucose (without gas production) and sucrose.
Negative results for acid production from adonitol, amygdalin, arbutin, D- and L-arabinose, D- and L-arabitol, cellobiose, dulcitol,
erythritol, esculin, D- and L-fucose, galactose, gentiobiose, gluconate, 2- and 5-ketogluconate, glycerol, glycogen, inositol, inulin,
D-lyxose, lactose, maltose, mannitol, mannose, melibiose, melezitose, N-acetylglucosamine, methyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside,
methyl alpha-D-xyloside, methylalpha-D-mannopyranoside, raffinose, rhamnose, ribose, salicin, L-sorbose, sorbitol, starch,
D-tagatose, trehalose, turanose,methyl beta-D-xylopyranoside, xylitol, D- and L-xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica