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Moraxella saccharolytica
Taxonomy
Morphology
Cultural characteristics
Biochemical characters
Ecology
Pathogenicity
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Pseudomonadales, Family Moraxellaceae, Genus Moraxella, Moraxella
saccharolytica
Flamm 1956. The taxonomic position of M. saccharolytica is uncertain.
Gram-negative cells.
Colonies are nonhemolytic. Aerobe. Growth occurs at 22-37 ºC.
Isolated from from the cerebrospinal fluid of a child with meningitis. Resistant to
streptomycin, chloramphenicol, and tetracycline.
Undetermined; may be a cause of meningitis.
  1. O. P. Van Bijsterveld. New Moraxella Strain Isolated from Angular Conjunctivitis. APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY, Sept. 1970, p. 405-408.
Positive results for catalase, aesculin hydrolysis, gelatin liquefaction, methyl red test,
acid production from fructose, glycerol & saccharose.

Negative results for indole production & serum liquefaction.