Lactobacillus shenzhenensis
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Lactobacillaceae, Genus Lactobacillus, Lactobacillus shenzhenensis
Zou, Liu, Fang, Wan, Yang, Su, Yang and Zhao, 2013.

Homotypic synonym: Schleiferilactobacillus shenzhenensis (Liu et al. 2013) Zheng et al. 2020.
Gram-positive rods, 0.6-0.8/3.5-4.0 µm, occurring singly, in pairs or chains. Non-motile.
Non-spore-forming.
Colonies are opaque, greyish white, smooth, 1.0-2.0 mm in diameter after 2 days of
incubation on MRS agar. Can grow at 45 ºC. No growth at 4 ºC. Grows 0-6% NaCl.
Facultative anaerobic.
Isolated from a fermented beverage, China.
Undetermined.
  1. Zou Y, Liu F, Fang C, Wan D, Yang R, Su Q, Yang R and Zhao J, 2013. Lactobacillus shenzhenensis sp. nov., isolated from a
    fermented dairy beverage. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 63, 1817-1823.
  2. Zheng J, Wittouck S, Salvetti E, Franz MAP et al., 2020. A taxonomic note on the genus Lactobacillus: Description of 23 novel
    genera, emended description of the genus Lactobacillus Beijerinck 1901, and union of Lactobacillaceae and Leuconostocaceae.
    Int J Syst Microbiol. 70, 2782-2858.
Heterofermentative.
Description is based mostly on API 50 CHL (bioMerieux) results.

Positive results for  fermentation of amygdalin, arbutin, D- and L-arabinose, cellobiose, erythritol, esculin, D-fructose, galactose,
gentiobiose, glucose (without gas production), gluconate, 2-ketogluconate, glycerol, inulin, lactose, maltose, mannose, melezitose,
melibiose, methyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside, methyl alpha-D-mannopyranoside, raffinose, rhamnose, ribose, salicin, starch, sucrose,
trehalose, turanose, and N-acetylglucosamine.

Negative results for catalase, fermentation of: adonitol, D- and L-arabitol, dulcitol, D- and L-fucose, 5-ketogluconate, glycogen,
inositol, D-lyxose, mannitol, methyl alpha-D-xyloside, sorbitol, L-sorbose, D-tagatose, methyl beta-D-xylopyranoside, xylitol, D- and
L-xylose.
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