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Species/Subspecies: Plesiomonas shigelloides
Etymology: Genus name: neighbour unit (to the genus Aeromonas)
Species epithet: similar to genus Shigella
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Type Strain: M51 = ATCC 14029 = CCUG 410 = NCTC 10360
Macromorphology (smell):
Plesiomonas shigelloides Plesiomonas shigelloides 
Small convex colonies (1-3 mm in diameter). Does not give hemolysis on blood agar.
Gram +/Gram -:
Fig. 71:3. Gram staining av Plesiomonas shigelloides.
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Fermentation of carbohydrates: Lactose -
Spec. Char.:
Special Media:
Plesiomonas shigelloides 
P. shigelloides is growing well on purple agar, but does not ferment lactose.
Hosts: Fish, reptiles, mammals (inkluding man)
Disease (Swedish):Tarmsjukdom.
Disease (English):Enteric disease
Clinical Picture: Diarrhea (man)
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
M59159 (T) 1489  

 Plesiomonas shigelloides
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

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