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Species/Subspecies: Pantoea agglomerans
Categories: Motile; primarily of interest in human medicin
Etymology: Genus name: from diverse (geographical and ecological) sources.
Species epithet: forming into a ball.
Significance: P. agglomerans is an environmental bacterium that can sometimes be found in samples from animals, but has probably no clinical significance.

P. agglomerans has been reported to cause diseases in plants and humans.
  [Of minor importance]   

Alternative Species Name(s):Enterobacter agglomerans
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Gammaproteobacteria
Order
Enterobacterales
Family
Erwiniaceae 
Genus
Pantoea
Type Strain: ATCC 27155 = CCUG 539 = NCTC 9381.
Macromorphology (smell): Forms mucoid yellowish colonies.
Micromorphology: Straight rods (0.5-1.0 x 1.0-3.0 µm), which are peritrichous.
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:?/-
Other Enzymes: Esculinase +, tryptophanase -, (= indole -), urease -
Biochemical Tests: Citrate +, Voges-Proskauer +
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
?v+(+)+
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
+v+++
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
(+)vv-?
D-ribose, D-xylose och D-fructose are also fermented.
Spec. Char.:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
AJ233423 DSM 3493T 1473  

Taxonomy/phylogeny: About 30 species have been described within the genus Pantoea.
Reference(s): No. 174
Updated:2022-04-13

News

New families introduced within the order Enterobacterales
Phylogenetic tree for the order <i>Enterobacteriales</i>.

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...

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