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Species/Subspecies: Pantoea agglomerans
Categories: Motile; primarily of interest in human medicin
Etymology: Genus name: from diverse (geographical and ecological) sources.
Species epithet: forming into a ball.
Significance: P. agglomerans is an environmental bacterium that can sometimes be found in samples from animals, but has probably no clinical significance.

P. agglomerans has been reported to cause diseases in plants and humans.
  [Of minor importance]   

Alternative Species Name(s):Enterobacter agglomerans
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Gammaproteobacteria
Order
Enterobacteriales
Family
Enterobacteriaceae 
Genus
Pantoea
Type Strain: ATCC 27155 = CCUG 539 = NCTC 9381.
Macromorphology (smell): Forms mucoid yellowish colonies.
Micromorphology: Straight rods (0.5-1.0 x 1.0-3.0 µm), which are peritrichous.
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:?/-
Other Enzymes: Esculinase +, tryptophanase -, (= indole -), urease -
Biochemical Tests: Citrate +, Voges-Proskauer +
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
?v+(+)+
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
+v+++
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
(+)vv-?
D-ribose, D-xylose och D-fructose are also fermented.
Spec. Char.:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
AJ233423 DSM 3493T 1473  

Taxonomy/phylogeny: About 30 species have been described within the genus Pantoea.
Updated:2020-11-05

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