Strain identifier

BacDive ID: 23

Type strain: Yes

Species: Acetobacter fabarum

Strain Designation: 985, R-36330

Culture col. no.: DSM 19596, LMG 24244

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@ref: 8200

BacDive-ID: 23

DSM-Number: 19596

keywords: rod-shaped, motile, gram-negative, mesophilic, Bacteria, 16S sequence, genome sequence, colony-forming

description: Acetobacter fabarum 985 is a mesophilic, gram-negative, motile bacterium that forms circular colonies and was isolated from cocoa bean heap fermentation.

strain history: <- L. De Vuyst, Vrije Univ. Brussels, Belgium; 985 <- N. Camu

doi: 10.13145/bacdive23.20201210.5

Name and taxonomic classification


  • @ref: 20215
  • description: domain/bacteria
  • keyword: phylum/proteobacteria
  • domain: Bacteria
  • phylum: Proteobacteria
  • class: Alphaproteobacteria
  • order: Rhodospirillales
  • family: Acetobacteraceae
  • genus: Acetobacter
  • species: Acetobacter fabarum
  • full scientific name: Acetobacter fabarum Cleenwerck et al. 2008

@ref: 8200

domain: Bacteria

phylum: Proteobacteria

class: Alphaproteobacteria

order: Rhizobiales

family: Acetobacteraceae

genus: Acetobacter

species: Acetobacter fabarum

full scientific name: Acetobacter fabarum Cleenwerck et al. 2008

strain designation: 985, R-36330

type strain: yes


cell morphology

  • @ref: 23238
  • gram stain: negative
  • cell length: 1.2-3.0 µm
  • cell width: 0.8 µm
  • cell shape: rod-shaped
  • motility: yes

colony morphology

  • @ref: 23238
  • colony size: 0.8 mm
  • colony color: beige
  • colony shape: circular
  • incubation period: 3 days
  • medium used: Z1 agar

Culture and growth conditions

culture medium

23238Z1 agaryes2 % yeast extract, 2 % calcium lactate, 1.5 % agar; w/v

culture temp

  • @ref: 8200
  • growth: positive
  • type: growth
  • temperature: 28
  • range: mesophilic

Physiology and metabolism

metabolite utilization

@refChebi-IDmetaboliteutilization activitykind of utilization tested

metabolite production



23238cytochrome oxidase-

Isolation, sampling and environmental information


  • @ref: 8200
  • sample type: cocoa bean heap fermentation
  • country: Ghana
  • GHA
  • continent: Africa

isolation source categories

#Engineered#Food production
#Host Body-Site#Plant#Fruit (Seed)

Safety information

risk assessment

  • @ref: 8200
  • biosafety level: 1
  • biosafety level comment: Risk group (German classification)

Sequence information

16S sequences

@refdescriptionaccessionlengthdatabaseNCBI tax ID
20218Acetobacter fabarum gene for 16S ribosomal RNA, partial sequence, strain: LMG 24244AB6650841412ena483199
8200Acetobacter fabarum partial 16S rRNA gene, type strain R-36330TAM9058491442ena483199

Genome sequences

@refdescriptionaccessionassembly leveldatabaseNCBI tax ID
66792Acetobacter fabarum KRGCA_002276555contigncbi483199
66792Acetobacter fabarum LMG 24244GCA_011516925contigncbi483199
66792Acetobacter fabarum OG2GCA_002554745contigncbi483199
66792Acetobacter fabarum strain KR483199.6wgspatric483199
66792Acetobacter fabarum strain OG2483199.7wgspatric483199

GC content

820057.6high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
2323857.60high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

External links

@ref: 8200

culture collection no.: DSM 19596, LMG 24244

straininfo link



8200Curators of the DSMZLeibniz Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSM 19596)
20215D.Gleim, M.Kracht, N.Weiss et. al. Nomenclature Up-to-date - compilation of all names of Bacteria and Archaea, validly published according to the Bacteriological Code since 1. Jan. 1980, and validly published nomenclatural changes since
20218Verslyppe, B., De Smet, W., De Baets, B., De Vos, P., Dawyndt P.10.1016/j.syapm.2013.11.002StrainInfo introduces electronic passports for microorganisms.Syst Appl Microbiol. 37: 42-50 201424321274
23238Ilse Cleenwerck,? ?ngel Gonzalez,? Nicholas Camu,? Katrien Engelbeen,? Paul De Vos, Luc De Vuyst10.1099/ijs.0.65778-0Acetobacter fabarum sp. nov., an acetic acid bacterium from a Ghanaian cocoa bean heap fermentationIJSEM 58: 2180-2185 2008
66792Julia Koblitz, Joaquim Sardà, Lorenz Christian Reimer, Boyke Bunk, Jörg Overmann annotated for the DiASPora project (Digital Approaches for the Synthesis of Poorly Accessible Biodiversity Information)