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Table 2. Diagnostic traits differentiating five Kurthia species.

From: Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Kurthia senegalensis sp. nov.

Characteristic 1 2 3 4 5
gelatin hydrolysis + w
N-acetyl-glucosamine assimilation + +
D-maltose assimilation +
potassium gluconate assimilation + +
capric acid assimilation +
trisodium citrate assimilation +
alkaline phosphatase + + w +
esterase (C4) + + + w w
esterase lipase (C8) + + + w w
valine arylaminidase w +
cystine arylaminidase + +
trypsin w
α-chemotrypsin w w +
naphthol-AS-BI-phosphohydrolase +
α-glucosidase +
  1. Strains:1, K massiliensis JC30T; 2, K. senegalensis sp. nov. JC8ET 3, K. gibsonii DSM 20636T; 4, K. zopfii DSM 20580T; 5, K. sibirica DSM 4747T.
  2. +: positive result, −: negative result, w: weak positive result