|Etymology:||Genus name: named after an ocean god (Proteus), who could transform himself into different shapes|
Species epithet: wonderful
|Type Strain:||ATCC 29906 = CCUG 26767 = NCTC 11938.|
||Swarms across the blood agar plate and gives no individual colonies.|
|Micromorphology:||Small (0.5 x 1-3 µm) and motile rod with peritrichous flagella.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Urease +|
|Biochemical Tests:||Methyl Red +, tryptophanase (indole) -, Voges-Proskauer V|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
Gas and acid are formed during fermentation of glucose.
||P. mirabilis swarms on purple agar, but not on MacConkey agar or CLED agar.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Ten species have been deskribed within genus Proteus and these are found in nature as saprophytes.|
|Dissertation with bacteriological connection|
On Friday, November 24, at 09:15 Madeleine Moazzami defends her thesis with the title: "Foodborne bacteria in slaughterhouses with focus on cleaning and disinfection". The defense takes place in Lennart Kennes hall, BioCentrum, campus Ultuna. All interested parties are welcome to attend.Published 2023-11-20. Read more...