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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Burkholderiales, Family Alcaligenaceae, Genus Achromobacter,
Achromobacter animicus Vandamme et al. 2013.
Gram-negative, small rods. Motile.
Grows on blood agar, trypto casein soja agar or nutrient agar at 30 ºC. No growth on
cetrimide agar or acetamide. Can grow in 3% and 4.5% NaCl.
Isolated from sputum of cystic and non-cystic fibrosis patients and wound infection.
Resistant to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Sensitive to ciprofloxacin and gentamicin.
Undetermined.
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    dissection of Achromobacter denitrificans Coenye et al. 2003 and proposal of Achromobacter agilis sp. nov., nom. rev.,
    Achromobacter pestifer sp. nov., nom. rev., Achromobacter kerstersii sp. nov. and Achromobacter deleyi sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol.
    Microbiol., 66, 3708-3717.
  2. Nyambura Moremi, Heike Claus, Marko Hingia, Ulrich Vogel, Stephen E. Mshana, 2017. Multidrug-resistant Achromobacter
    animicus causing wound infection in a street child in Mwanza, Tanzania. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease Volume
    88, Issue 1, May 2017, Pages 58-61.
  3. Carola Sohngen, Adam Podstawka, Boyke Bunk, Dorothea Gleim, Anna Vetcininova, Lorenz Christian Reimer, Christian Ebeling,
    Cezar Pendarovski, Jorg Overmann, 2016. BacDive - The Bacterial Diversity Metadatabase in 2016. Nucleic Acids Research,
    Volume 44, Issue D1, Pages D581-D585.
Positive results for catalase, C4-lipase, nitrate and nitrite reduction, denitrification &
oxidase.
Assimilate: adipate, caprate (negative in API 20 NE), citrate, D-gluconate, L-malate,
phenylacetate, D-lactate + methionine

Negative results for acid and alkaline phosphatase, arginine dihydrolase, esculin hydrolysis, gelatin hydrolysis, beta-galactosidase,
indole production, beta-glucosidase, phosphoamidase, urease, acid production from glucose.
No assimilation of: L-arabinose, glucose, D-mannose, D-maltose, mannitol, N-acetyl-glucosamine & D-lactate.
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