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HOME > Protocols > Bacterial Species > Janthinobacterium lividum
Janthinobacterium lividum

BioHazard Level:
1

Growth Temperature:
25oC

Appropriate growth media:
nutrient agar; nutrient broth

Respiration:
Janthinobacterium lividum is aerobic

Gram Stain:
Janthinobacterium lividum is Gram stain negative

Motility:
Janthinobacterium lividum is motile

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Proteobacteria; Betaproteobacteria; Burkholderiales; Oxalobacteraceae; Janthinobacterium

Industrial uses or economic implications:
None known

Miscellaneous:
A synonym for Janthinobacterium lividum is Pseudomonas mephitica. Grows in violet colored colonies. Janthinobacterium lividum produces violacein, whcih has been shown protect amphibians from a lethal skin fungus.

Human health and disease:
None known
Disclaimer: This information is presented as is. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, please check current reference material prior to growth or handling of microorganisms.


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