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Table 3 Physiological characteristics of enterococci isolated from the airag samples

From: Characterization of airag collected in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with emphasis on isolated lactic acid bacteria

Identification E. faecalis E. faecium E. durans
Isolates SJU15-16 SJU17 SJU18
Growth at 10 °C + + +
  45 °C + + -
  pH 9.6 + + +
  6.5 % NaCl + + +
Heat resistance at 60 °C + + -
Ammonia from arginine + + +
Fermentation of    
  Arabinose - - -
  Cellobiose + + +
  Fructose + + +
  Galactose + + +
  Gluconate + - -
  Glucose + + +
  Lactose + + +
  Maltose + + +
  Mannitol + - -
  Mannose + + +
  Melezitose + - -
  Melibiose - + -
  Raffinose - - -
  Rhamnose - - -
  Ribose + + +
  Salicin + + +
  Sorbitol + - -
  Sucrose + - -
  Trehalose + + -
  Xylose - - -