Achromobacter insuavis
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Burkholderiales, Family Alcaligenaceae, Genus Achromobacter,
Achromobacter insuavis Vandamme et al. 2014.

Synonym: Achromobacter genogroup 2.
Gram-negative rods.
Grows on blood agar. No growth on cetrimide agar. Can grow in 3% NaCl, but not in  
4.5% NaCl. Positive growth on acetamide. Growth occurs at 37 ºC.
Isolated from swimming pool and human sputum (some from patients with cystic fibrosis).
Undetermined. Possible association with cystic fibrosis.
  1. Vandamme, P., Moore, E. R. B., Cnockaert, M., Peeters, C., Svensson-Stadler, L., Houf, K., Spilker, T. and Lipuma, J. J. 2013.
    Classification of Achromobacter genogroups 2, 5, 7 and 14 as Achromobacter insuavis sp. nov., Achromobacter aegrifaciens sp.
    nov., Achromobacter anxifer sp. nov. and Achromobacter dolens sp. nov., respectively. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 36, 474-482
    (abstract).
  2. Vandamme, P. A., Peeters, C., Inganas, E., Cnockaert, M., Houf, K., Spilker, T., Moore, E. R. B. and Lipuma, J. J. 2016. Taxonomic
    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.
  3. Sinne Soberg Gade, Niels Norskov-Lauritsen and Winnie Ridderberg. Prevalence and species distribution of Achromobacter sp.
    cultured from cystic fibrosis patients attending the Aarhus centre in Denmark. Journal of Medical Microbiology 2017;66:686–689
    DOI 10.1099/jmm.0.000499.
Positive results for acid and alkaline phosphatase, nitrate and nitrite reduction.
Can assimilate: adipate, caprate, citrate, D-gluconate, L-malate, D-lactate & D-glucose.

Negative results for C4 lipase, beta-glucosidase & phosphoamidase.
No assimilation of: phenylacetate, L-arabinose, D-mannose, maltose & N-acetyl-glucosamine.
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Differential characters of Achromobacter anaxifer, A. dolens, A. aegrifaciens, and A. insuavis.
 
Denitrification
Nitrite
reduction
Caprate
assimilation
Phenylacetate
assimilation
D-glucose
asimilation
Alkaline
phosphatase
Acid
phosphatase
C4-lipase
Growth in
4.5% NaCl
A. anaxifer
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A. dolens
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A. aegrifaciens
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A. insuavis
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