Moraxella nonliquefaciens

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Family: Moraxellaceae

      Natural habitat
      Is a commensal organism of the upper respiratory tract

      Clinical significance
      Usually nonpathogenic.

      May be involved in chronic bronchitis and upper respiratory disease and it has been found in individuals with endophtalmitis and occasionally in blood in systemic disease.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram negative rods,

      showing variation in shape, size and arrangement.

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Obligate Aerobic

      Colonies are smooth, translucent to semi opaque, 0.1-0.5 mm after 24h, colonies spread and pit in the agar


      Some strains are very mucoid.

      Nonfimbriated variants occur spontaneously in cultures and form noncorroding, nonspreading colonies which are convex and usually larger than their corroding counterparts (often 3.0 mm after 48 h) and have a butyrous consistency.

      McConkey growth, non lactose fermenter

      BBAØ no growth

  • Characteristics

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