Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Morganella morganii

Synonym(s): Proteus morganii

Contributor(s): Richard Walker

Introduction

Classification

Taxonomy

  • Family: Enterobacteriaceae.
  • Genus: Morganella.
  • Species: morganii.

Etymology

  • Named after H de R Morgan, a British bacteriologist.

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Clinical Effects

Epidemiology

Habitat

  • Found as part of normal gastrointestinal flora in mammals and reptiles.

Lifecycle

  • Multiplies in anaerobic environments.
  • Reproduces by binary fission.
  • Does not form spores.
  • May conjugate with other enterobacteria, with transfer of plasmids.

Transmission

  • Endogenous or exogenous infection.

Pathological effects

  • Pathogenic under conditions allowing opportunistic infection, eg trauma.

Dog and cat

  • Associated with ear and urinary tract infections.

Other Host Effects

  • Part of normal gastrointestinal flora in mammals and reptiles.

Control

Control via chemotherapies

Vaccination

  • None.

Diagnosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMedResource and PubMed.
  • Stock I & Wiedemann B (1998) Identification and natural antibiotic susceptibility of Morganella morganii. Diag Microbiol Infec Dis 30(3), 153-65.
  • Tessier F, Arpin C, Allery A & Quentin C (1998) Molecular characterization of a TEM-21 beta-lactamase in a clinical isolate of Morganella morganii. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapeutics 42(8), 2125-7.
  • Janda J M, Abbott S L, Khashe S & Robin T (1996) Biochemical investigation of biogroups and subspecies of Morganella morganii. J Clin Microbiol 34(1), 108-13.

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