Facultatively anaerobic. Grows at 37 ºC, and at 18-22 ºC. Colonies are circular,
convex, entire, opaque, shiny, and  smooth. Haemolytic. Can grow on MacConkey.
No pigment production.
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Betaproteobacteria, Order Neisseriales, Family Neisseriaceae, Genus Neisseria, Neisseria zoodegmatis
Vandamme et al. 2006.

Old synonym: CDC Group Eugonic Fermenter (EF)-4b.
Gram-negative cocci. Non-motile.
Isolated from a dog-bite wound in Hawaii.
Undetermined.
  1. Vandamme, P., Holmes, B., Bercovier, H. & Coenye, T. (2006). Classification of Centers for Disease Control Group Eugonic
    Fermenter (EF)-4a and EF-4b as Neisseria animaloris sp. nov. and Neisseria zoodegmatis sp. nov., respectively. Int J Syst Evol
    Microbiol 56, 1801–1805.
Positive results for catalase, nitrite reduction, oxidase, acid production from glucose
(in peptone water).

Negative results for arginine dihydrolase, casein digestion, citrate utilization, gluconate oxidation, extracellular DN-ase, beta-
galactosidase (ONPG), gas production from glucose in peptone water medium, gelatinase (most strains), H
2S production, indole
production, KCN tolerance, lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, phenylalanine deamination, malonate utilization, methyl
red test,
selenite reduction, urease, Voges-Proskauer test, acid production (in peptone water) from: adonitol, arabinose, cellobiose,
dulcitol, glycerol, inositol, lactose, maltose, mannitol, raffinose, rhamnose, salicin, sorbitol, starch, sucrose, trehalose & xylose.
Neisseria zoodegmatis
(c) Costin Stoica
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