(c) Costin Stoica
Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Jeotgalicoccus, Jeotgalicoccus pinnipedialis
Hoyles et al. 2004.
Gram-positive cocci, occuring singly or in pairs, tetrads or groups. Non-motile.
Colonies on blood agar after aerobic incubation for 24 h, are 2 mm in diameter,
non-hemolytic, round and convex. Grows at 25 and 42 ºC, but not at 4 ºC. Grows in 2%
and 6% NaCl, but not in 0% and 14% NaCl. Facultatively anaerobic.
Isolated from mouth swab of a Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina). Habitat is unknown.
- Hoyles (L.), Collins (M.D.), Foster (G.), Falsen (E.) and Schumann (P.): Jeotgalicoccus pinnipedialis sp. nov., from a southern
elephant seal (Mirounga leonina). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 745-748.
Description is based on API STAPH, API ID32, API CORYNE and API ZYM results.
Positive results for acid phosphatase, catalase, gelatin hydrolysis, oxidase,phosphoamidase, pyrazinaminidase and pyrrolidonyl
Negative results for alkaline phosphatase, arginine dihydrolase, arginine arylamidase, aesculin hydrolysis, chymotrypsin, cystine
arylamidase, esterase C4,ester lipase C8 (weak or negative), hippurate hydrolysis, alpha-fucosidase, alpha- and
beta-galactosidase, alpha- and beta-glucosidase, beta-glucuronidase, leucine arylamidase, lipase C14, alpha-mannosidase, nitrate
reduction, N-acetylglucosaminidase, ornithine decarboxylase, trypsin, valine arylamidase, urease, Voges-Proskauer test, acid
production from: arabinose, cellobiose, glucose, glycogen, fructose, lactose, mannose, mannitol, maltose, melibiose,
alpha-methyl-D-glucoside (methyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside), raffinose, ribose, sucrose, trehalose, turanose, xylitol, and D-xylose.