Colonies are smooth, round, gray-white. Non-haemolytic.
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Neisseriales, Family Neisseriaceae, Genus Neisseria, Neisseria animalis
Berger 1960.
Gram-negative cocci, grouped in pairs and tetrads. Non-motile.
Isolated from the throats of guinea pigs.
Undetermined.
  1. Tone Tonjum, 2005. Order IV. Neisseriales ord. nov. In:  Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Second edition, Vol two, part C
    The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria, George M. Garrity (Editor-in-Chief), pp 774-863.
  2. Daniel C. Stein, 2006. The Neisseria. In: The Prokaryotes Third Edition, Volume 5: Proteobacteria: Alpha and Beta Subclasses,
    Martin Dworkin (Editor-in-Chief), pp 602–647.
  3. Paul A. Lawson, Henry Malnick, Matthew D. Collins, Jayesh J. Shah, Marie A. Chattaway, Richard Bendall, and John W. Hartley:
    Description of Kingella potus sp. nov., an Organism Isolated from a Wound Caused by an Animal Bite. J. Clin. Microbiol. July 2005
    43:7 3526-3529; doi:10.1128/JCM.43.7.3526-3529.2005.
Positive results for catalase & oxidase.

Negative results for DN-ase, beta-galactosidase, polysaccharide synthesis from
sucrose, acid production from: fructose, glucose, lactose, mannitol, maltose &
sucrose.
Neisseria animalis
(c) Costin Stoica
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