Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Etymology:||Genus name: neighbour unit (to the genus Aeromonas)|
Species epithet: similar to genus Shigella
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
"Incertae sedis" means that the taxonomic affiliation has not been established.
|Type Strain:||M51 = ATCC 14029 = CCUG 410 = NCTC 10360|
||Small convex colonies (1-3 mm in diameter). Does not give hemolysis on blood agar.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Lactose -|
||P. shigelloides is growing well on purple agar, but does not ferment lactose.|
|Hosts:||Fish, reptiles, mammals (inkluding man)|
|Clinical Picture:||Diarrhea (man)|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Within the genus Plesiomonas, only one species have been described and this bacterium belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae. P. shigelloides is not that closely related to other members of the family Enterobacteriaceae, which is in accordance with the fact that it is the only member of the family Enterobacteriaceae, which is oxidase positive.|
|Comment:||Note: is the only member of the family Enterobacteriaceae, which is oxidase positive.|
|Reference(s):||No. 30, 174|
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