Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Pseudomonadales, Family Moraxellaceae, Genus Moraxella, Moraxella
caprae Kodjo et al. 1995.
Gram-negative medium-large rods with a tendency to grow as diplobacilli or in short
Colonies are grayish white, smooth, and convex, vary in size from 1 to 1.5 mm, and
are surrounded by a wide area of hemolysis after 36-48 h of aerobic incubation
on 5% blood agar plates. Grow poorly on nutrient agar. Aerobic. Optimum growth
temperature 30-37 ºC. No growth at 42 ºC.
Nonproteolytic (Loeffler slant and gelatin negative).
Isolated from the nasal cavities of healthy goats in France.
- Angeli Kodjo, Tone Tonjum, Yves Richard, and Kjell Bovre: Moraxella caprae sp. nov., a New Member of the Classical Moraxellae
with Very Close Affinity to Moraxella bovis. Int J Syst Bacteriol July 1995 45:467-471.
- I. Vela, C. Sanchez-Porro, V. Aragon, A. Olvera, L. Domínguez, A. Ventosa, and J. F. Fernandez-Garayzabal. Moraxella porci sp.
nov., isolated from pigs. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol October 2010 60:2446-2450.
Positive results for catalase, nitrates reduction, oxidase & Tween 80 hydrolysis.
Negative results for acid & alkaline phosphatase, DN-ase, esterase, gelatin
hydrolysis, indole production, phenylalanine deaminase & urease. No acid is
produced from carbohydrates.
(c) Costin Stoica