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Species/Subspecies: Klebsiella mobilis
Category: Motile
Etymology: Genus name: named after the German bacteriologist Edwin Klebs (1834-1913).
Species epithet: motile
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Alternative Species Name(s):Enterobacter aerogenes
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Gammaproteobacteria
Order
Enterobacteriales
Family
Enterobacteriaceae 
Genus
Klebsiella
Type Strain: ATCC 13048 = CCUG 1429
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology:
Gram +/Gram -:
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:?/-
Other Enzymes: tryptofanase (indol) -phurease -
Biochemical Tests: Voges-Proskauer +
Spec. Char.:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
AB004750 JCM 1235T 1438  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
Within genus Klebsiella 13 species have been described. K. mobilis belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae and is closely related to members of the genus Citrobacter. In fact, members of the genus Klebsiella and Citrobacter freundii form a monophyletic cluster (see Fig. 224:1 to the left).
Comment:Enterobacter aerogenes and Klebsiella mobilis are so-called homotypic synonyms, but the bacterium is most similar to species within the genus Klebsiella and this genus name is, therefore, used on VetBact.
Updated:2020-09-15

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