Table 2 Physiological and metabolic characteristics of strain KPC-SM-21T and selected species of the genus Acinetobacter

From: Acinetobacter stercoris sp. nov. isolated from output source of a mesophilic german biogas plant with anaerobic operating conditions

Characteristic KPC-SM-21T ACB complex A. guillouiae (genospecies 11) A. gerneri
Number of strains 1 73 7 1
Acid production from     
d-Glucose + 89 0 100
d-Cellobiose + 89 0 100
d-Mannose + 88 0 100
α-d-Melibiose + 89 0 0
α-d-Lactose + 88 0 100
d-Xylose + 89 0 100
l-Arabinose + 89 0 100
Assimilation of     
Adipate + 97 100 100
Azelate w 97 100 100
cis-Aconitate w 95 0 0
trans-Aconitate 93 0 0
4-Aminobutyrate + 100 86 100
β-Alanine + 93 100 100
l-Arginine 100 0 0
l-Aspartate + 97 100 0
Citrate + 100 57 100
Glutarate + 97 100 100
l-Histidine + 100 100 0
4-Hydroxybenzoate + 95 86 100
l-Leucine 99 0 0
l-Phenylalanine + 82 0 100
l-Tryptophan + 93 0 0
Phenylacetate + 85 71 100
  1. All species with validly published names include the respective type strains. The results for KPC-SM-21T were obtained in this study, while other data were adapted from Kämpfer et al. (1993) and Carr et al. (2003). +, positive; −, negative; w, weakly positive reaction