(c) Costin Stoica
Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Jeotgalicoccus, Jeotgalicoccus nanhaiensis Liu
et al. 2011.
Species description is based on a single isolate.
Gram-positive cocci, 0.7-1.1 μm in diameter, occuring singly or in pairs, tetrads or
groups. Non-motile. Non-spore-forming. No flagella.
Colonies on Marine Agar are creamy-white, circular, somewhat convex and
non-translucent, glistening surfaces, entire margins and are 1-2 mm in diameter.
Growth occurs at 4-45 ºC (optimally at 30-35 ºC). Optimal pH for growth is 7.0-8.0
(range 5.5-10.5). Optimal growth in 2-5% NaCl (range 0.5-25.0% NaCl). Strictly
aerobic. No diffusible pigments are produced.
Isolated from an intertidal sediment sample collected from Naozhou Island in the South China Sea.
- Zhu-Xiang Liu, Jun Chen, Shu-Kun Tang, Yu-Qin Zhang, Jian-Wu He, Qi-Hui Chen, Wen-Jun Li, Yi-Guang Chen. Jeotgalicoccus
nanhaiensis sp. nov., isolated from intertidal sediment, and emended description of the genus Jeotgalicoccus. Int J Syst Evol
Microbiol, September 2011 61: 2029-2034.
Positive results for acid phosphatase, catalase, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, cystine arylamidase, alpha-fucosidase, alpha- and
beta-galactosidase, alpha- and beta-glucosidase, beta-glucuronidase, lipase (C14), oxidase, trypsin, acid production from:
D-fructose, D-glucose, glycerol, D-mannitol, maltose, D-mannose, L-rhamnose, D-ribose, sucrose, trehalose & D-xylose.
Negative results for acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase, aesculin hydrolysis, casein hydrolysis, alpha-chymotrypsin, DNA
hydrolysis, esterase (C4), esterase lipase (C8), gelatin hydrolysis, hypoxanthine hydrolysis, H2S production, indole production,
leucine arylamidase, lysine decarboxylase, alpha-mannosidase, methyl red test, nitrate reduction, naphthol-AS-BI-phosphohydrolase,
ornithine decarboxylase, phenylalanine deaminase, starch hydrolysis, Tweens 20, 40, 60 and 80 hydrolysis, urease, valine
arylamidase, Voges-Proskauer test, xanthine hydrolysis, acid production from: N-acetylglucosamine, L-arabinose, adonitol,
cellobiose, dulcitol, D-galactose, myo-inositol, lactose, melezitose, melibiose, raffinose, starch, D-salicin, D-sorbitol & xylitol.