(c) Costin Stoica
Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Pseudomonadales, Family Moraxellaceae, Genus Acinetobacter,
Acinetobacter tjernbergiae 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, but Nemec et al. reported hemolysis
production by type strain). 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.
- Alexandr Nemec, Martin Musílek, Martina Maixnerová, Thierry De Baere, Tanny J. K. van der Reijden, Mario Vaneechoutte, and
Lenie Dijkshoorn. Acinetobacter beijerinckii sp. nov. and Acinetobacter gyllenbergii sp. nov., haemolytic organisms isolated from
humans . Int J Syst Evol Microbiol January 2009 59:118-124.
Positive results for utilization of: Tween 40, Tween 80, methyl pyruvate, succinic acid,
L-arginine, L-histidine and quinate.
Negative results for oxidase, gelatin hydrolysis, utilization of: m-inositol, alpha-D-
lactose, lactulose, L-fucose, D-psicose, D-raffinose, D-sorbitol, D-trahalose, turanose,
xylitol, D-galacturonic acid lactone, D-glucosaminic acid, D-glucuronice acid, L-ornithine, D-serine, L-serine, thymidine, L-alanyl
glycine, glycyl-L-aspartic acid, glycyl-L-glutaric 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 & m-erythrytol.