|Category:||In the normal flora|
|Etymology:||Genus name: named after Louis Pasteur.|
Species epithet: of a horse.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||83851 = ATCC 49197 = CCUG 28833.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Small grayish-yellow colonies (1-1.5 mm in diameter), which does not give hemolysis on blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Non-motile rods (0.8-1.0 x 1.3-1.9 µm), which appear singly or in pairs.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase -, ornithine decarboxylase +, tryptophanase -, urease -|
|Biochemical Tests:||Citrate -, methyl red - (i.e. does not have mixed acid fermentation), Voges-Proskauer -,|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
Other carbohydrates: Dulcitol -, D-fructose +, D-galactose +, D-mannose +.
Gas production: D-Glukos +.
|Disease:||Is an opportunist, which belongs to the normal flora of the upper respiratory tract. May cause respiratory tract infections. Wound infection in human has been reported.
|Hosts:||Horse, pig, human|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||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.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes (mycoplasmas)|
About 2 years ago, the taxonomy of mycoplasmas was revised at VetBact, because a research group had proposed that 5 new genera should be included together with the genus Mycoplasma. This also had consequences for higher taxa within the phylum, which was then called Tenericutes. Now another group of researchers has suggested that the new names should be rejected.Published 2023-10-03. Read more...