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Species/Subspecies: Listeria ivanovii subsp. ivanovii
Categories: Causes hemolysis; motile
Etymology: Genus name: named after the British surgeon Lord Lister.
Species epithet: named after the Bulgarian microbiologist Ivan Ivanov.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Firmicutes
Class
Bacilli
Order
Bacillales
Family
Listeriaceae 
Genus
Listeria
Type Strain: SLCC 2379 = ATCC 19119
Macromorphology (smell): Small (0.5-1.5 mm in diameter) greyish blue colonies with hemolysis zone on blood agar.
Micromorphology: Short (0.4-0.5 x 0.5-2 µm) and motile rods. L. ivanovii exhibits actin-based motility (see references 154 and 155 below).
Gram +/Gram -:G+
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic.
Catalase/Oxidase:+/-
Other Enzymes: Esculinase +, hippuricase +, tryptophanase -, urease -.
Biochemical Tests: Methyl red +, Voges-Proskauer +.
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
++?-v
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
v?-?+
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
+??--
Other carbohydrates: Galaktos v, ribos +, xylose +.
Spec. Char.:
Disease:Abortion and stillbirth.
Hosts: Sheep and cattle.
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
FR687253.1 PAM 55 2 928 879 1c + 0 

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
AJ549930 CLIP12510 1450 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
There are 21 species and subspecies described within the genus and particularly Listeria ivanovii, L. innocua and L. monocytogenesare very closely related.
Reference(s): No. 154, 155
Updated:2020-10-19

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