|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.|
|New families introduced within the order Enterobacterales|
The order Enterobacterales (formerly called Enterobacteriales) previously consisted of bacteria with different properties and phylogenetically, these bacteria were far apart. In order for the taxonomy to be more in line with phylogeny, some of these bacteria have, therefore, been sorted into 6 new families.Published 2022-04-13. Read more...