Colonies on 5% sheep or horse blood agar are nonpigmented, round, transparent,
domed, about 1 mm in diameter after 72 h at 35 ºC. Temperature range for growth is  
25-37 ºC. Aerobic. Alpha-haemolysis is produced.
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Neisseriales, Family Neisseriaceae, Genus Neisseria, Neisseria iguanae
Barrett et al. 1994.
Gram-negative cocci about 0.8 μm in diameter, arranged as diplococci and tetrads. Nonmotile. Endospores are not produced.
Isolated from iguanid lizards (Iguana iguana and Cyclura cornuta).
Associated with septicemia and abscesses in iguanid lizards. May be found in oral cavity of healthy lizards.
  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.
Positive results for alkaline phosphatase, carbonic anhydrase, catalase, nitrate
reduction, nitrite reduction, oxidase, weak acid production from gluconate, glucose &
sucrose.

Negative results for DN-ase, urease, acid production from: fructose, lactose, maltose
& mannose.
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