|Categories:||Motile; in the normal flora|
|Etymology:||Genus name: nonmotile rod.|
Species epithet: named to honour the French biologist Andre Lwoff (1902-1994), who received the nobel prize in physiology and medicin in 1965.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 15309 = NCTC 5866|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Small translucent colonies (1.0-1.5 mm in diameter)|
|Micromorphology:||Rods with twitching motility (not "swimming") (0.9-1.6 x 1.5-2.5 µm).|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Metabolism:||Strictly aerobic with O2 as final electron acceptor.|
|Biochemical Tests:||Citrate -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Acinetobacter spp. does not ferment carbohydrates.|
|Spec. Char.:||Optimal growth temperature: 33-35°C. Growth occurs between 20 and 37°C.|
|Disease:||Bacteria of this genus can sometimes cause opportunistic infections in mammals.
|Hosts:||Many different animal species|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 60 species have been described within genus Acinetobacter and these species are related to members of the genus Moraxella.|
|Comment:||An environmental bacterium that occurs in soil, manure, water and in the normal flora of different mammalian species e.g. horses, dogs and cats.|
|New names of taxa within the classification category phylum|
During October 2021, an article was published by A. Oren och G.M. Garrity, in which new names are proposed for a number of taxa within the classification category phylum. This has resulted in many discussions in social media about whether it was really necessary to make these changes, which have created confusion among microbiologists and other professionals who come into contact with bacteriology.Published 2022-09-28. Read more...