Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Streptococcaceae, Genus Streptococcus, Streptococcus dentirousetti
Takada and Hirasawa 2008.
Gram-positive cocci, 0.5-0.75 µm in diameter, nonspore-forming, occurring in pairs or
Colonies on blood agar are small and white, 0.75-1.0 mm in diameter and
non-hemolytic at 37 ºC. Colonies on MS agar are small, darkblue and crinkled.
Isolated from the bats' oral cavity.
- Kazuko Takada and Masatomo Hirasawa: Streptococcus dentirousetti sp. nov., isolated from the oral cavities of bats. IJSEM
January 2008 vol. 58 no. 1 160-163.
Positive for Voges-Proskauer test, alanine phenylalanine proline arylamidase, beta-
glucosidase, alpha-glucosidase, alpha-galactosidase, acid phosphatase, leucine
arylamidase, valine arylamidase, cystine arylamidase, naphthol-AS-BI-phosphohydrolase, esculin hydrolysis, acid production from:
D-glucose, D-galactose, D-fructose, D-mannose, D-mannitol, N-acetylglucosamine, aesculin, salicin, cellobiose, maltose, lactose,
sucrose, trehalose, and D-tagatose.
Negative for catalase, hippurate hydrolysis, arginine dihydrolase, beta-glucuronidase, alkaline phosphatase, beta-galactosidase,
N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, acid production from: melibiose, raffinose, and sorbitol.
(c) Costin Stoica