Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Enterobacterales, Family Morganellaceae, Genus Proteus, Proteus
hauseri O'Hara et al. 2000.
Gram-negative, 0.5-1.0 x 1.0-3.0 µm, rods. Swarming. Non-spore-forming.
Growth temperature is 10-45 ºC (optimum temperature is 37 ºC). Grows in the
presence of up to 15% (w/v) NaCl (optimum 1% NaCl) and pH 4-9.
Isolated from human urine, a neck wound and animal bedding.
- O'Hara CM, Brenner FW, Steigerwalt AG, Hill BC, Holmes B, Grimont PA, Hawkey PM, Penner JL, Miller JM, Brenner DJ.
Classification of Proteus vulgaris biogroup 3 with recognition of Proteus hauseri sp. nov., nom. rev. and unnamed Proteus
genomospecies 4, 5 and 6. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:1869-1875.
(c) Costin Stoica
Positive results for catalase, indole production, phenylalanine deaminase, urease,
nitrates reduction, methyl red and acid production from glucose (without gas), glycerol,
maltose, sucrose, and D-xylose.
Negative results for arginine dihydrolase, DN-ase, esculin hydrolysis, lipase (corn oil), malonate utilization, lysine decarboxylase,
oxidase, ONPG, acetate utilization, tartrate (Jordan), acid production from: adonitol, L-arabinose, D-arabitol, cellobiose, dulcitol,
erythritol, inositol, lactose, D-mannitol, D-mannose, mucate, raffinose, L-rhamnose, salicin, and D-sorbitol.
Variable results for H2S production and acid production from alpha-methyl-D-glucoside.