TABLE 1.

Phenotypic characteristics of S. bovis biotype II/2 (S. gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus)

TestResult for the study patient% of S. gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus strains with traita
API 20 StrepRapID STR
Hydrolysis of:
    Arginine0
    Esculin++100
    Gallate (tannase activity)NRbNR0
Production of:
    Acetoin+NR100
    β-GlucosidaseNRNR100
    β-Glucuronidase+NR100
    α-Galactosidase++71
    β-Galactosidase (β-Gal)+NR95
    β-MannosidaseNRNR100
    Pyrrolidonyl arylamidaseNR0
Acidification of:
    GlycogenNR0
    Inulin0
    Lactose+NR100
    Mannitol0
    MellibioseNRNR10
    Raffinose++57
    StarchNR14
    Trehalose+NR100
  • a The percentage of 21 S. gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus strains that exhibited the corresponding phenotypic trait (22).

  • b NR, not reported.