Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Pseudomonadales, Family Moraxellaceae, Genus Acinetobacter,
Acinetobacter baylyi Carr et al. 2003.
Gram-negative coccobacilli. Nonmotile. Nonsporulated.
Colonies on nutrient agar are circular, convex, smooth and slightly opaque.
Nonhemolytic on horse blood agar. Growth occurs at 37 ºC, but not at 41 ºC. Aerobic.
Isolated from activated sludge in Victoria, Australia.
- Emma L. Carr, Peter Kämpfer, Bharat K. C. Patel, Volker Gürtler, and Robert J. Seviour. Seven novel species of Acinetobacter
isolated from activated sludge. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol July 2003 53:953-963.
Positive results for utilization of: Tween 40, Tween 80, methyl pyruvate, succinic acid,
pimelate, cis-aconitate, trans-aconitate, adipate, 4-aminobutyrate, azelate, citrate,
malonate, suberate, L-arginine, L-aspartate, DL-aspartate, 4-hydroxybenzoate,
phenylacetate & quinate.
Negative results for oxidase, gelatin hydrolysis, utilization of: m-inositol, alpha-D-lactose, lactulose, L-fucose, D-psicose, D-raffinose,
D-sorbitol, D-trehalose, turanose, xylitol, D-galacturonic acid lactone, D-glucosaminic acid, D-glucuronic acid, L-ornithine, D-serine,
L-serine, thymidine, L-alanyl glycine, glycyl-L-aspartic acid, glycyl-Lglutaric acid, inosine, uridine, thymidine, DL-alpha-glycerol
phosphate, glucose 1-phosphate, glucose 6-phosphate, L-histidine (with some exceptions), oxoisocaprate, glutarate, beta-alanine,
L-glutamate, L-leucine, L-phenylalanine, L-tryptophan & L-leucinamide
Acid is produced from glucose, and not from alpha-D-melibiose, D-sucrose, D-mannitol, dulcitol, salicin, D-maltose, D-trehalose,
methyl beta-D-xyloside and m-erythritol.
(c) Costin Stoica