Moraxella oblonga
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Pseudomonadales, Family Moraxellaceae, Genus Moraxella, Moraxella
oblonga
Xie and Yokota 2005.
Previous name: Alysiella sp.
Gram-negative cocci, 0.48-1.2 μm in diameter, organized in chains of 30 μm in length.
Nonmotile.
Aerobic. Optimal growth occurs at 35-37 ºC.
Isolated from the oral cavity of a sheep.
Undetermined.
  1. Cheng-Hui Xie andAkira Yokota. Transfer of the misnamed [Alysiella] sp. IAM 14971 (=ATCC 29468) to the genus Moraxella as
    Moraxella oblonga sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol January 2005 55:331-334.
Positive results for arginine hydrolysis, catalase, gelatin liquefaction, oxidase, acid
production from: mannitol, adonitol, inositol, rhamnose, sucrose, arabinose &
maltose.

Negative results for indole production, lysine hydrolysis, ornithine decarboxylase,
urease. No acid production from glucose.
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