TABLE 1.

Morphological and physiological characteristics of S. warneri GB1

CharacteristicStrain GB1a
Cell shapeCoccus
Cell size1 μm
Cell arrangementIndividual cells, diplococci, tetrads, short chains
Colony diam on 0.85% (wt/vol) NaCl agar<1 mm (after 1 week of incubation at 21°C)
Colony colorBeige
Gram stainingPositive
Motility
Growth on agar containing:
    0.5% (wt/vol) NaCl+
    0.65% (wt/vol) NaCl+
    0.85% (wt/vol) NaCl+
    1.0% (wt/vol) NaCl+
Growth at:
    21°C+
    45°C+
    60°C
Aerobic growth+
Acid production from:
    Glucose+
    Sucrose(+)
    Galactose(+)
    Maltose(+)
Enzymatic activities
    Catalase+
    Arginine dihydrolase+
    Alkaline phosphataseb+
    Acid phosphataseb+
    Esteraseb+
    Esterase-lipaseb+
    Naphthol-AS-Bl-phosphohydrolaseb+
  • a −, negative; +, positive; (+), weak positive.

  • b Analyses were performed with API ZYM test strips.