|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the Swiss ophthalmologist V. Morax. |
Species epithet: of cattle.
|Type Strain:||ATCC 10900 = CCUG 2133 = NCTC 11013.|
||Small, dry colonies (1-2 mm in diameter). A hemolyszon is usually produced on blodagar.|
|Micromorphology:||Small nonmotile coccoid rods (1.0-1.5 x 1.5-2.5 µm), which are sometimes approaching the shape of cocci (0.6-1.0 µm in diameter). Appear singly, in pairs or as short chains.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||DNase -, tryptophanase (indole) -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Members of the genus Moraxella does not ferment carbohydrates.|
|Vector:||Autumn fly (Musca autumnalis) and other fly species|
|Virulence Factors:||Q-pili, which give the bacteria adhesion capability to epithelial cells in the cornea. I-pili, which contribute to bacterial survival in the host animal.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 20 species have been described within genus Moraxella and these species are related to members of the genus Acinetobacter.|
|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...