(c) Costin Stoica
Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Salinicoccus, Salinicoccus iranensis
Amoozegar et al. 2008.
Gram-positive cocci, 0.8–1.0 μm, occuring singly, in pairs, tetrads or clumps. Non-
Colonies are round, smooth, slightly convex and orange-pink in colour; no diffusible
pigment is produced. Strictly aerobic. Growth occurs at pH 6.5-10.0; optimum at pH
7.5. Moderately halophilic; Growth occurs in media containing 1-25% NaCl; optimum
10% NaCl. No growth occurs in the absence of NaCl. Grows at 5-45 ºC; optimum
growth at 35 ºC.
Isolated from textile industry wastewater in Qom, Iran.
Susceptible to carbenicillin (100 μg), cephalothin (30 μg), cefoxitin (30 μg), chloramphenicol (30 μg), cotrimoxazole (25 μg),
erythromycin (15 μg), neomycin (30 μg), nitrofurantoin (300 μg) & tetracycline (30 μg).
Resistant to ampicillin (10 μg), bacitracin (10 U), clindamycin (2 μg), cloxacillin (5 μg), gentamicin (30 μg), novobiocin (5 μg), penicillin
G (10 U), polymyxin B (100 U), streptomycin (10 μg) & tobramycin (10 μg).
- Mohammad Ali Amoozegar, Peter Schumann, Mahbod Hajighasemi, Morahem Ashengroph, Mohammad Reza Razavi:
Salinicoccus iranensis sp. nov., a novel moderate halophile. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, January 2008 58: 178-183.
Positive results for catalase, citrate utilization, indole production, nitrates reduction, oxidase, Tween 20 (weak), acid production from:
fructose, D-glucose, and D-mannitol.
Can utilize as sole carbon sources: sucrose, glucose, starch, aesculin, D-mannitol, D-mannose, lactate, dextrin, salicin, inositol, and
Negative results for aesculin hydrolysis, casein hydrolysis, gelatin hydrolysis, H2S production, methyl red, Tween 80 hydrolysis,
Voges-Proskauer reaction, urease acid production from: arabinose, galactose, glycerol, lactose, maltose, D-melibiose, raffinose,
L-rhamnose, and sucrose.