Moraxellaceae

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Moraxellaceae
Acinetobacter baumannii.JPG
Acinetobacter baumannii
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Moraxellaceae

Rossau et al. 1991
Genus

Acinetobacter
Alkanindiges
Branhamella (Moraxella)
Enhydrobacter
Moraxella
Paraperlucidibaca
Perlucidibaca
Psychrobacter

The Moraxellaceae are a family of Gammaproteobacteria, including a few pathogenic species.[1] Others are harmless commensals of mammals and humans or occur in water or soil. The species are mesophilic or psychrotrophic (Psychrobacter).[2]

Moraxella catarrhalis is a human pathogen, and Moraxella bovis is the cause of "pinkeye" of cattle (infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis).[1]

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