Cross Index Pimelobacter
SuperSet Prokaryote, Eubacteria Irregular, Nonsporing Gram-Positive Rods
Compare Acetobacterium Acetogenium kivui, Actinomyces Aeromicrobium erythreum Agromyces ramosus Arachnia propionica, Arcanobacterium haemolyticum, Arthrobacter, Aureobacterium, Bifidobacterium, Brachybacterium faecium, Brevibacterium, Butyrivibrio, Caseobacter polymorphus, Cellulomonas ,Clavibacter, Coriobacterium glomerans, Corynebacterium, Curtobacterium, Dermobacter hominus, Eubacterium, Exigouibacterium aurantiacum, Falcivibrio, Gardnerella, Jonsia denitrificans, Lachnospira multiparus, Microbacterium, Mobiluncus, Pimelobacter, Proprionibacterium, Rarobacter faecitabidus , Rothia dentocariosa, Rubrobacter radiotolerans, Sphaerobacter thermophilus , Terrabacter tumescens, Thermoanaerobacter ethanolicus, Thermoanaerobium brockii
Contrast Archaea Pimelobacter is similar to Arthrobacter morphologically


Morphology Pimelobacter
Staining Gram positive but old cultures may be decolourized easily, not acid fast
Morphology have a makred rod-coccus cycle. Young cultures contains irregular rods 9o.5-1.2 x 1.0-7.0 um) mostly as single cells but often showing branching. Old cultures are predominantly coccoid cells.
Motility motile by peritrichous flagella
Specialized structures no spores+
Solid surface smooth white or yellowish white colonies


Growth Parameters Pimelobacter
Tropism chemoorganotrophic
Oxygen aerobe
Temperature optimum 25-30 oC
Requirements nutritionally non exacting. , respiratory metobolism
Products acid not produced by carbohydrates in peptone based media. glucose is used as the sole carbon source, nitrates may be reduced
Enzymes gelatinase positive, catalase positive
Unique features  
Habitat soil
Distribution wide distribution


Genome Pimelobacter
G+C Mol %  


Reference Pimelobacter
First citation Suzuki and Komagata 1983 J. Gen Appl. Bacteriol 29:59-71 Suzuki and Komagata 1983 IJSB 33:673-675
The Prokaryotes p
Bergey's Determinative p 579-580