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Species/Subspecies: Pasteurella pneumotropica
Etymology: Genus name: named after Louis Pasteur.
Species epithet: with affinity for lungs.
Significance:  [Important]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Gammaproteobacteria
Order
Pasteurellales
Family
Pasteurellaceae 
Genus
Pasteurella
Type Strain: ATCC 35149 = CCUG 12398 = NCTC 8141.
Macromorphology (smell): No hemolysis on blood agar.
Micromorphology: Short rod (0.5 x 1.2 µm) or coccoid
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/+
Other Enzymes: Ornithine decarboxylase +, tryptophanase (indole) +, urease +.
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
?vv?+
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
?????
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
+????
Other carbohydrates: Mannose -.
Gas production: Glucose V.
Spec. Char.:
Disease:Opportunist, which may cause pneumonia
Hosts: Rodents
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
M75083 (T) 1471  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
About 15 species have been described within genus Pasteurella, but the relationship between members within the closely related genera Actinobacillus, Haemophilus, Mannheimia and Pasteurella is very uncertain since none of these genera forms monophyletic clusters.
Comment:Normally a commensal
Updated:2018-12-06

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