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Acinetobacter towneri
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Pseudomonadales, Family Moraxellaceae, Genus Acinetobacter,
Acinetobacter towneri  
Carr et al. 2003.
Gram-negative coccobacilli. Nonmotile. Nonsporulated.
Colonies on nutrient agar are circular, convex, smooth and slightly opaque. Aerobic.
Nonhemolytic on horse blood agar. Growth occurs at 37 and 41 ºC, but not at 44 ºC.
Isolated from activated sludge in Victoria, Australia.
Undetermined.
  1. 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,
L-arginine, L-histidine and quinate.

Negative results for oxidase, gelatin hydrolysis, utilization of: m-inositol, lactulose,
alpha-D-lactose, 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, cis-Aconitate, pimelate, trans-aconitate, adipate,
4-aminobutyrate, azelate, citrate, glutarate, malonate, oxoisocaprate, suberate, beta-alanine, L-aspartate, L-glutamate, L-leucine,
L-phenylalanine, L-tryptophan, 4-hydroxybenzoate and phenylacetate
.

Acid is not produced from glucose, D-sucrose, D-mannitol, dulcitol, salicin, D-maltose, D-trehalose, methyl beta-D-xyloside and
m-erythritol.