Positive results for nitrates reduction, oxidase, alkaline phosphatase, catalase, H2S
production, urease, acid production from: D(+) glucose, maltose, D(-) fructose (weak)
& D(+) galactose.

Negative results for arginine dehydrolase, lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, alpha-glucosidase,
ONPG, acid production
from: glycerol, xylitol, L(+) arabinose, dulcitol, meso-inositol, mannitol, D(-) sorbitol, D(+) mannose, L(+) rhamnose, L(-) sorbose,
cellobiose, lactose, D(+) melibiose, sucrose (saccharose), trehalose, raffinose, inulin, esculin & salicin.

Variable results for indole production, gas production from D(+) glucose & acid production from D(+) xylose.
Haemophilus haemolyticus
Taxonomy
Morphology
Cultural characteristics
Biochemical characters
Ecology
Pathogenicity
References
Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Pasteurellales, Family Pasteurellaceae, Genus Haemophilus,
Haemophilus  haemolyticus   
Bergey, Harrison, Breed, Hammer and Huntoon 1923.
Historical synonyms: "Bacillus X", Pritchett and Stillman 1919.
Gram-negative coccobacilli or rods, filamentous forms, non-capsulated.
Colonies on chocolate agar are smooth, convex, translucent, grayish, 0.5-1.5 mm in
diameter after 24 hours. Beta-hemolysis, lost after subcultivation.
Aerobic, facultatively anaerobic, require X-factor and  V-factor for growth. CO
2 is not
required. Growth on MacConkey agar is negative.
Nasopharynx of the healthy humans and in subgingival dental plaque
None.
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