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Species/Subspecies: Bibersteinia trehalosi
Category: Causes hemolysis
Etymology: Genus name: named after Ernst L. Biberstein, who characterized this species
Species epithet: ferments the carbohydrate trehalose
Significance:  [Important]   
Old Species Name(s):Pasteurella haemolytica, biotyp T, Pasteurella trehalosi
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Gammaproteobacteria
Order
Pasteurellales
Family
Pasteurellaceae 
Genus
Bibersteinia
Type Strain: S110 = A92 = serovar 3/T15 = ATCC 29703 = CCUG 27190 = NCTC 10370
Macromorphology (smell): Gives hemolysis on sheep blood agar.
Micromorphology: Small nonmotile rods
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:v/v
Other Enzymes: Ornithine decarboxylase -, tryptophanase -, urease -.
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
?-+?+
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
????+
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
?????
Other carbohydrates: Galactose -, mannose +.
Spec. Char.:
Disease:Septicemia
Hosts: Sheep
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
AY362927 (T) 1362  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
B. trehalosi belongs to the family Pasteurellaceae and it is the only species within its genus, but it has no close relatives of veterinary importance.
Reference(s): No. 62
Updated:2019-02-15

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