|Categories:||Zoonotic; causes hemolysis|
|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the Peruvian scientist Alberto L. Barton (1870-1950), who described this species in 1909. |
Species epithet: named after St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton, Massachusetts, USA, where the organism was first isolerated.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Heterogenic colonies, small regular to irregular larger forms. Some strains give hemolysis on blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Small (0.5-0.6 x 1.0 µm), nonmotile, slightly bent rods.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G- (weakly stained)|
|Other Enzymes:||Tryptophanase -, urease -|
|Biochemical Tests:||Voges-Proskauer -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Bartonella spp. do not produce acid by fermentation of carbohydrates.|
|Spec. Char.:||Optimal temperature: 35-37°C. Very fastidious in culture.|
|Reservoir:||Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus)|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||More than 30 species have been described within genus Bartonella, which is relatively closely related to genus Brucella.|
|Dissertation with bacteriological connection|
On Friday, November 24, at 09:15 Madeleine Moazzami defends her thesis with the title: "Foodborne bacteria in slaughterhouses with focus on cleaning and disinfection". The defense takes place in Lennart Kennes hall, BioCentrum, campus Ultuna. All interested parties are welcome to attend.Published 2023-11-20. Read more...