Colonies are circular, yellow, smooth, entire and approximately 1-2 mm diameter on
Columbia blood agar after 24 h incubation at 37 ºC. Non-hemolytic. No growth occurs
on MacConkey agar or Thayer-Martin agar. Can grow in 3% (w/v) NaCl. Facultatively
Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Neisseriales, Family Neisseriaceae, Genus Uruburuella, Uruburuella suis
Vela et al. 2005 - type species of the genus.
Gram-negative coccobacilli. Non-motile. Non-spore-forming.
Isolated from the lungs and heart of pigs with respiratory disease.
Undetermined. Isolated from lesions of pneumonia and pericarditis in pigs.
- Vela (A.I.), Collins (M.D.), Lawson (P.A.), Garcia (N.), Dominguez (L.) and Fernandez-Garayzabal (J.F.): Uruburuella suis gen. nov.,
sp. nov., isolated from clinical specimens of pigs. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 643-647.
Description is based on API 20NE, API NH and API ZYM results.
Positive results for acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase (weak reaction), catalase, ester lipase C8, esterase C4, leucine
arylamidase, nitrate reduction, nitrite reduction, oxidase, proline arylamidase, acid production from: fructose & glucose.
Can assimilate arabinose, glucose, gluconate, mannitol & malate.
Negative results for arginine dihydrolase, cystine arylamidase, esculin hydrolysis, alpha-fucosidase, gelatin hydrolysis,
alpha-glucosidase, beta-glucosidase, beta-galactosidase, beta-glucuronidase, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, indole production,
lipase C14, alpha-mannosidase, naphthol AS-BI-phosphohydrolase, ornithine decarboxylase, trypsin, alpha-chymotrypsin, valine
arylamidase, acid production from: maltose & sucrose. No assimilation of: adipate, citrate, caprate, maltose & phenylacetate.
Variable results for urea hydrolysis, assimilation of mannose.
(c) Costin Stoica