- Li TT, Liu DD, Fu ML and Gu CT, 2020. Proposal of Lactobacillus kosoi Chiou et al. 2018 as a later heterotypic synonym of
Lactobacillus micheneri McFrederick et al. 2018, elevation of Lactobacillus plantarum subsp. argentoratensis to the species level
as Lactobacillus argentoratensis sp. nov., and Lactobacillus zhaodongensis sp. nov., isolated from traditional Chinese pickle and
the intestinal tract of a honey bee (Apis mellifera). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 70, 3123-3133.
Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Lactobacillaceae, Genus Lactobacillus, Lactobacillus zhaodongensis
Li, Liu, Fu and Gu 2020.
Gram-positive rods, 0.5-1 / 1.5-3 µm, occurring singly or in pairs. Non-spore-forming.
Colonies are beige, convex, smooth with entire margins, 0.5-1 mm in diameter after 2
days at 30 ºC on mMRS agar. Facultative anaerobe. Grows at temperature range
10-37 ºC (optimally at 30 ºC, variable at 37 ºC). Can grow at pH 5.0-10.0. No growth in
5% NaCl media.
Isolated from traditional pickle and from the intestinal tract of a honey bee (Apis mellifera) in PR China. Tellurite tolerant.
Description is based mostly on API 50 CHL (bioMerieux) results / 48h.
Positive results for hippurate hydrolysis, acid production from cellobiose, D-fructose, galactose, glucose (acid without gas
production), mannose, sucrose, D-tagatose, and N-acetylglucosamine.
Negative results for arginine deamination, catalase, esculin hydrolysis, indole production, nitrate reduction, nitrite reduction, H2S
production, pyrrolidonyl arylamidase, pyruvate utilization, Voges-Proskauer test, urease, acid production from adonitol, amygdalin,
arbutin, D- and L-arabinose, D- and L-arabitol, dulcitol, erythritol, esculin, D- and L-fucose, gentiobiose, gluconate, 2- and 5-
ketogluconate, glycerol, glycogen, inositol, inulin, D-lyxose, lactose, maltose, mannitol, melezitose, melibiose, methyl alpha-D-
glucopyranoside, methyl alpha-D-xyloside, methylalpha-D-mannopyranoside, raffinose, rhamnose, ribose, salicin, L-sorbose,
sorbitol, starch, trehalose, turanose,methyl beta-D-xylopyranoside, xylitol, D- and L-xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica