|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.|