|Species/Subspecies:||Listeria ivanovii subsp. ivanovii|
|Categories:||Causes hemolysis; motile|
|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the British surgeon Lord Lister. |
Species epithet: named after the Bulgarian microbiologist Ivan Ivanov.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||SLCC 2379 = ATCC 19119|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Small (0.5-1.5 mm in diameter) greyish blue colonies with hemolysis zone on blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Short (0.4-0.5 x 0.5-2 µm) and motile rods. L. ivanovii exhibits actin-based motility (see references 154 and 155 below).|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase +, hippuricase +, tryptophanase -, urease -.|
|Biochemical Tests:||Methyl red +, Voges-Proskauer +.|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Disease:||Abortion and stillbirth.
|Hosts:||Sheep and cattle.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||There are 21 species and subspecies described within the genus and particularly Listeria ivanovii, L. innocua and L. monocytogenesare very closely related.|
|Reference(s):||No. 154, 155|
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