7 Optimal pH

30 Optimal Temerature

- Pathogenicity

- Antimicrobial Susceptibility


- Spore Forming

- Biofilm Forming

- Extreme Environment

- Gram Stain


- Microbiome Location

- Plant Pathogen

- Animal Pathogen




Parameter Defination and notes
Optimal pH

The optimal pH at which this species grows. If the species was not widely studied, the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) was used to determine the optimal pH for storage. If two far ranges of pH were determined, the average was taken.

Optimal temperature The optimal temperature at which this species grows. If the species was not widely studied, the ATCC was used to determine the optimal temperature for storage. If two far ranges of temperatures were determined, the average was taken.
COGEM pathogenicity rating COGEM released a comprehensive database of pathogenicity assessment of around 2575 bacterial species in 2011. The database ranks the pathogenicity of species on a scale of 1 to 4 - 1 being not belonging to a recognized group of disease-invoking agents in humans or animals and having an extended history of safe usage and 4 being a species that can cause a very serious human disease, for which no prophylaxis is known.
Antimicrobial susceptibility Are there any known antibiotics that this species is sensitive to? No = 0, Yes = 1
Spore-formation Is the species spore-forming? No = 0, Yes = 1
Biofilm-formation Is the species biofilm-forming? No = 0, Yes = 1
Extremophile Extremophiles are organisms that live in extreme environments, as opposed to organisms that live in moderate (mesophilic) environments. This category includes acidophiles, thermophiles, osmophiles, halophiles, oligotrophs, and others. Mesophiles = 0, Extremophile = 1
Gram-stain Negative = 0, Positive = 1, Indeterminate = 2
Found in human microbiome Microbes that live anywhere in the human body and are not pathogenic to humans (i.e. capable of causing human disease) No = 0, Yes = 1
Plant pathogen Does the species causes disease in plants? No = 0, Yes = 1
Animal pathogen Does the species causes disease in animals? No = 0, Yes = 1