Bordetella petrii
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Burkholderiales, Family Alcaligenaceae, Genus Bordetella, Bordetella petrii
Von Wintzingerode et al. 2001.
Gram-negative short or coccoid rods, 0.4-0.7 x 1.0-2.8 μm. Non-spore-forming. Non-
motile.
Colonies are of white-creamy colour and differ in size. Growth occurs under both
aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Anaerobic growth is non-fermentative, possibly
due to denitrification or to selenate reduction to elemental selenium. Grows at 30 and
37 ºC. Can grow on MacConkey and LB agar. Non-haemolytic on Columbia blood
agar.
Isolated from humans and warm-blooded animals. One isolate from the environment.
Undetermined.
  1. Von Wintzingerode (F.), Schattke (A.), Siddiqui (R.A.), Rosick (U.), Gobel (U.B.) and Gross (R.): Bordetella petrii sp. nov., isolated
    from an anaerobic bioreactor, and emended description of the genus Bordetella. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 1257-1265.
  2. Vaz-Moreira (I.), Figueira (V.), Lopes (A.R.), De Brandt (E.), Vandamme (P.), Nunes (O.C.) and Manaia (C.M.): Candidimonas
    nitroreducens gen. nov., sp. nov. and Candidimonas humi sp. nov., isolated from sewage sludge compost. Int. J. Syst. Evol.
    Microbiol., 2011, 61, 2238-2246.
Positive results for catalase, denitrification, oxidase & tetrazolium reduction.
Can utilize: adipate, citrate, D-gluconate, L-malate, L-alanine, propionate, L-serine & lactate.

Negative results for acetylmethylcarbinol production, aesculin hydrolysis, gelatin liquefaction, indole production, nitrate reduction &
urease. Asaccharolytic.
No utilization of: adonitol, D- and L-arabinose, amygdalin, arbutin, caprate, cellobiose, erythritol, D-glucose, glycerol, gentiobiose,  
glycogen, methyl alpha-D-glucoside, N-acetylglucosamine, inositol, inulin, lactose, melibiose, mannose, mannitol, maltose,
melezitose, phenylacetate, raffinose, ribose, rhamnose, salicin, saccharose, sorbitol, starch, trehalose, xylitol D- and L-xylose &
methyl beta-D-xyloside.
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