|Species/Subspecies:||Morganella morganii subsp. morganii|
|Categories:||Motile; in the normal flora|
|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the Brittish bacteriologist H. de R. Morgan, who first studied this organism.|
Species epithet: see Genus name.
Subspecies epithet: see Genus name.
|Significance:||Occurs as contaminants of meat and has a certain importance in food hygiene.
[Of minor importance]
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Proteus morganii|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 25830 = CCUG 6328 = NCTC 235.|
|Micromorphology:||Short, straight and motile rod with peritrichous flagella.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||DNase -, esculinase -, ornithine decarboxylase +, tryptophanase +, urease +.|
|Biochemical Tests:||Citrate -, hydrogen sulfide v, methyl red +, Voges-Proskauer -.|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Disease:||Otitis externa and cystitis in dogs. Skin abscesses and septicemia in reptiles.
|Hosts:||Belongs to the normal intestinal flora of mammals (including humans), and reptiles.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Two species have been described within genus Morganella and Morganella morgani has been further divided into two subspecies.|
|Comment:||Similar in many respects to Proteus spp., but does NOT swarm on agar plates.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...