Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Pasteurellales, Family Pasteurellaceae, Genus Pasteurella, Pasteurella
caballi Schlater, Brenner, Steigerwalt, Moss, Lambert and Packer 1989/1990.
Species incertae sedis; strains are different from true members of the genus by their aerogenic capacity and their negative catalase
Coccobacillary, Gram-negative cells.
Colonies are nonhemolytic and V-factor independent.
Growth on MacConkey is negative.
Isolates are obtained from respiratory and genital tract infections in horses and also from humans who have had contact with horses.
Respiratory and genital tract infections in horses and also infections in humans who have had contact with horses. A wound infection
after horse bite has been reported.
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edition, Vol two, part B, George M. Garrity (Editor-in-Chief), pp. 857-866.
- W.M. Janda, R. Mutters, 2006. Pasteurella, Mannheimia, Actinobacillus, Eikenella, Kingella, Capnocytophaga, and other
miscellaneous Gram-negative rods. In: Topley & Wilson’s Microbiology and Microbial Infections, 10 edition, Vol. 2, Bacteriology,
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Determinative Bacteriology, 9th-edition, Williams & Wilkins, pp 194-196.
Positive results for nitrates reduction, alkaline phosphatase, ornithine decarboxylase,
ONPG, acid production from: D(-) fructose, lactose, D(+) glucose (with gas
production), D(+) mannose, D(+) galactose, sucrose (saccharose) & maltose.
Negative results for oxidase, catalase, gelatinase, Voges-Proskauer, urease, arginine
dehydrolase, lysine decarboxylase, indole production, acid production from: L(+)
arabinose, dulcitol, meso-inositol, D(-) sorbitol, cellobiose, trehalose, L(+) rhamnose,
inulin, esculin & salicin.
Variable results for mannitol, raffinose & D(+) xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica