Colonies are shiny, white to greyish and approximately 1-2 mm diameter on Blood
agar (TSA, Oxoid), after 24 h incubation at 37 ºC. Non-hemolytic. No growth occurs on
MacConkey aga
r. Can grow in 3% (w/v) NaCl. Aerobic, no anaerobic growth.
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Neisseriales, Family Neisseriaceae, Genus Uruburuella, Uruburuella
testudinis
Kuhnert et al. 2015.
Gram-negative coccobacilli. Non-motile. Non-spore-forming.
Isolated from the pharynx, lung, liver, spleen, kidney and eye of tortoises of the genus Testudo.
Undetermined. Isolated from the respiratory tract of healthy tortoises, and from organs of septicaemic tortoises.
  1. Kuhnert, P., Thomann, A., Brodard, I., Haefeli, W. and Korczak, B. M. 2015. Uruburuella testudinis sp. nov., isolated from tortoise
    (Testudo). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 65, 1251-1255.
Description is based on Vitek2 GN & NH cards, and API Coryne strips results.

Positive results for catalase, courmarate, oxidase, gamma-glutamyl transferase, leucine arylamidase,
nitrate reduction, L-proline
arylamidase, pyruvate, phenylalanine arylamidase, tyrosine arylamidase, urease, acid production from: D-glucose (without gas
production), D-mannitol & sucrose.

Negat
ive results for beta-alanine arylamidase, alpha-arabinosidase, H2S production, indole production, alpha- and beta-
galactosidase, alpha- and beta-glucosidase, beta-glucuronidase, N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, beta-galactopyranosidase, beta-N-acetyl
glucosaminidase, glutamyl arylamidase, beta-N-acetyl-galactosaminidase, glycine arylamidaselipase, lysine decarboxylase,
ornithine decarboxylase, palatinose, phosphorylcholine, phosphatase, L-pyrrolydonyl arylamidase, beta-xylosidase, acid production
from: adonitol, L-arabitol, cellobiose, D-galactose, maltose, D-mannose, D-malate, D-ribose, D-sorbitol, D-tagatose, trehalose & D-
xylose.

Variable results for phenylphosphonate & L-glutamine.
Uruburuella testudinis
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