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Species/Subspecies: Klebsiella oxytoca
Etymology: Genus name: named after the German bacteriologist Edwin Klebs (1834-1913). Species epithet: acid-producing.
Significance:Has a certain importance in food hygiene
  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
ProteobacteriaGammaproteobacteriaEnterobacterialesEnterobacteriaceaeKlebsiella
Type Strain: ATCC 13182= CCUG 15717
Macromorphology (smell):
Klebsiella oxytoca Klebsiella oxytoca Klebsiella oxytoca 
Klebsiella oxytoca 
Form medium sized, dome shaped, white and glistening colonies (2-3 mm i diameter). Ger ej hemolys på blodagar.
Micromorphology: Nonmotile rods (0.3-1.0 x 0.6-6.0 µm), which appear singly, in pairs or in short chains.
Gram +/Gram -:
Fig 156:5. Gram staining of Klebsiella oxytoca, strain CCUG 15717 at two different degrees of magnification (A and B). The lengths of the scale bars are equivalent to 5 µm in both images. Date: 2011-08-30.
G-
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/-
Other Enzymes: DNase -, esculinase +, tryptophanase + (= indole +), urease +.
Biochemical Tests: Citrate +, hydrogene sulfide -, methyl red (-), ornithine decarboxylase -, Voges-Proskauer +
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
+++++
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
+++++
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
+?++?
Form gas under fermentation of glucose. Other carbohydrates: erythritol -.
Spec. Char.:
Hosts: Is an opportunist, which may be found in the intestinal tract of animals and humans.
Disease (Swedish):Diarré, bakteremi och mastit hos nötkreatur.
Disease (English):Diarrhea, bacteremia and mastitis in cattle.
Clinical Picture:
Virulence Factors: A low molecular weight cytotoxin, which is called tilivalline.
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
EU231629 TCCC 11019 1 532  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Updated:2017-08-30
 

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