Actinobacillus porcinus
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Pasteurellales, Family Pasteurellaceae, Genus Actinobacillus,
Actinobacillus porcinus  
Moller, Fussing, Grimont, Paster, Dewhirst and Kilian, 1996.
Gram-negative, small rods, 0.2-2.4 µm, non-motile, non-sporulated.
Colonies are translucent to grayish and smooth on chocolate agar; some isolates
grow poorly on chocolate agar (0.2 mm in diameter), others grow readily (0.6 mm).
Hemolysis is negative. V-factor dependent growth.
Isolated from the upper respiratory tracts of pigs, where they constitute part of the residing mucosal flora.
Is not pathogenic to pigs and have a low potential for colonization of the upper respiratory tract of gnotobiotic piglets.
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    miscellaneous Gram-negative rods. In: Topley & Wilson’s Microbiology and Microbial Infections, 10 edition, Vol. 2, Bacteriology,
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  3. Moller K., Fussing V., Grimont P.A.D., Paster B.J., Dewhirst F.E. & Kilian M.: Actinobacillus minor sp. nov., Actinobacillus porcinus
    sp. nov., and Actinobacillus indolicus sp. nov., three new V factor-dependent species from the respiratory tract of pigs. Int. J. Syst.
    Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 951-956.
Positive results for ONPG.

Negative results for catalase, urease, arginine dehydrolase, lysine decarboxylase,
ornithine decarboxylase, indole production, acid production from: inulin, esculin &

salicin.

Variable results for nitrates reduction, oxidase, alkaline phosphatase, H
2S production, acid production from: L(+) arabinose, D(+)
xylose, meso-inositol, mannitol, D(-) sorbitol, D(+) galactose, D(+) glucose (without gas), D(+) mannose, lactose, maltose, melibiose,
sucrose (saccharose), trehalose, starch & raffinose.
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