Pasteurella dagmatis
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Pasteurellales, Family Pasteurellaceae, Genus Pasteurella, Pasteurella
dagmatis  
Mutters, Ihm, Pohl, Frederiksen and Mannheim 1985.
Nonmotile, Gram-negative, coccoid or short rods.
Non-hemolytic, smooth and grayish white colonies .  V-factor independent growth,
optimum temperature 36 ºC. Do not grow on MacConkey agar.
Is a part of the oral flora of  dogs and cats and is associated with human local infections.
Isolated from dogs, cats and from human local infections resulting from animal bites and from pneumonia, septicaemia and
endocarditis.
  1. R. Mutters, H. Christensen, M. Bisgaard, 2004. Genus I. Pasteurella. In: Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Second
    edition, Vol two, part B, George M. Garrity (Editor-in-Chief),   pp. 857-866.
  2. 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,
    Edward Arnold Ltd.
  3. J. G. Holt et al., 1994. Facultatively Anaerobic Gram-Negative Rods. Subgroup 3. Family Pasteurellaceae. In: Begey’s Manual of
    Determinative Bacteriology, 9th-edition, Williams & Wilkins, pp 194-196.
Positive results for nitrates reduction, oxidase, alkaline phosphatase, catalase,
urease, indole production, alpha-glucosidase, acid production from: D(+) glucose
(without gas), sucrose, dextrin, D(-) fructose, D(+) galactose, D(+) mannose &
maltose.

Negative results for gelatinase, H
2S production (TSI), Voges-Proskauer, arginine
dehydrolase, lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, acid production from:
xylitol, L(+) arabinose, D(+) xylose, dulcitol, meso-inositol, mannitol, D(-) sorbitol, L(+)
rhamnose, L(-) sorbose, cellobiose, D(+) melibiose, inulin, esculin & salicin.

Variable results for ONPG, acid production from: glycerol, D(-)arabinose, trehalose, L(-
) fucose, raffinose
& lactose.
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