Colonies are smooth, butyrous, with a light yellowish tinge. Some strains may
produce hemolysis on rabbit blood agar. Grows in Brain Heart Infusion Agar/Broth at
37 ºC.
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Neisseriales, Family Neisseriaceae, Genus Neisseria, Neisseria canis
Berger 1962.
Gram-negative cocci, grouped diplo-, rarely in tetrads. Non-motile.
Isolated from oral mucosa of dog, Germany. Also from the throats of cats and a cat-bite wound in human.
Opportunistic pathogen.
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    The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria, George M. Garrity (Editor-in-Chief), pp 774-863.
  2. Skerman, V.B.D., McGowan, V., and Sneath, P.H.A. (editors). "Approved lists of bacterial names." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1980) 30:225-
    420.
  3. Neisseria canis Berger (ATCC® 14687™) at www.atcc.org
Positive results for catalase, nitrate reduction & oxidase.

Negative results for iodine test, nitrite reduction, gas from nitrite, tributyrin hydrolysis,
acid production from: fructose, glucose, lactose, maltose, mannose & sucrose.
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(c) Costin Stoica
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