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Species/Subspecies: Acinetobacter lwoffii
Categories: Motile; in the normal flora
Etymology: Genus name: nonmotile rod.
Species epithet: named to honour the French biologist Andre Lwoff (1902-1994), who received the nobel prize in physiology and medicin in 1965.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Gammaproteobacteria
Order
Pseudomonadales
Family
Moraxellaceae 
Genus
Acinetobacter
Type Strain: ATCC 15309 = NCTC 5866
Macromorphology (smell): Small translucent colonies (1.0-1.5 mm in diameter)
Micromorphology: Rods with twitching motility (not "swimming") (0.9-1.6 x 1.5-2.5 µm).
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Strictly aerobic with O2 as final electron acceptor.
Catalase/Oxidase:+/-
Biochemical Tests: Citrate -
Fermentation of carbohydrates: Acinetobacter spp. does not ferment carbohydrates.
Spec. Char.: Optimal growth temperature: 33-35°C. Growth occurs between 20 and 37°C.
Disease:Bacteria of this genus can sometimes cause opportunistic infections in mammals.
Hosts: Many different animal species
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
CM001194 WJ10621 3 184 320 1c + 0 

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
X81665 ATCC 15309T 1460 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
About 60 species have been described within genus Acinetobacter and these species are related to members of the genus Moraxella.
Comment:An environmental bacterium that occurs in soil, manure, water and in the normal flora of different mammalian species e.g. horses, dogs and cats.
Updated:2020-11-05

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