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Species/Subspecies: Pasteurella dagmatis
Category: In the normal flora
Etymology: Genus name: named after Louis Pasteur.
Species epithet: of a bite.
Significance:  [Important]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Gammaproteobacteria
Order
Pasteurellales
Family
Pasteurellaceae 
Genus
Pasteurella
Type Strain: ATCC 43325 = CCUG 12397 = NCTC 11617.
Macromorphology (smell): Forms smoth and greyish to white colonies. No hemolysis on blood agar.
Micromorphology: Nonmotile coccoid rod
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/+
Other Enzymes: Ornithine decarboxylase -, tryptophanase +, urease +
Biochemical Tests: Citrate -, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) -, methyl red -, Voges-Proskauer -,
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
+v+-+
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
----v
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
v-v-?
Other carbohydrates: mannose +.
Spec. Char.:
Disease:Is an opportunist, which belongs to the normal flora of the mouth and nasal cavity and the gastrointestinal tract. May cause wound infections after dog and cat bites.
Hosts: Dog and cat
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
AY362920 CCUG 12397T 1 364  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
About 15 species have been described within genus Pasteurella, but the relationship between members within the closely related genera Actinobacillus, Haemophilus, Mannheimia and Pasteurella is very uncertain since none of these genera forms monophyletic clusters.
Updated:2020-10-28

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For a long time, Rhodococcus hoagii was refer­red to Rhodo­coccus equi on VetBact, because we experienced some resistance to the name that is now considered to be the correct one, i.e. Rhodococcus hoagii. Now you can find the bacterium in question under the correct name in VetBact, but you can also find the bacterium when searching for the old name. 

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