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Acinetobacter and Moraxella

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. William Riley PhD D(ABMM) Technical Director, Microbiology

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0049

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Riley, W. 2010. Acinetobacter and Moraxella. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital of Miami, Miami, FL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Taxonomic Review: Family Moraxellaceae
  • 2
    Acinetobacter
  • 3
    Moraxella
  • 4
    Moraxella nonliquefaciens
  • 5
    Moraxella lacunata
  • 6
    Moraxella osloensis
  • 7
    Minor Species
  • 8
    Animal-Associated Species
  • 9
    Moraxella (Branhamella) Catarrhalis
  • 10
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • Acinetobacter and Moraxella;
  • genus Moraxella-several taxonomic revisions;
  • Acinetobacters-saprophytic and ubiquitous;
  • virulence and pathogenic factors;
  • management, therapeutic options and susceptibility testing;
  • Moraxella nonliquefaciens-commonly isolated species of genus;
  • M. catarrhalis-gram-negative diplococci;
  • M. catarrhalis-susceptible to penicillin and β-lactamase negative