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Volume 25, Number 1—January 2019

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Identification of Lonepinella sp. in Koala Bite Wound Infections, Queensland, Australia

Holly Angela SinclairComments to Author , Paul Chapman, Lida Omaleki, Haakon Bergh, Conny Turni, Patrick Blackall, Lindsey Papacostas, Phillip Braslins, David Sowden, and Graeme R. Nimmo
Author affiliations: Pathology Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia (H.A. Sinclair, H. Bergh, G.R. Nimmo); Caboolture Hospital, Caboolture, Queensland, Australia (P. Chapman); Queensland Institute of Medical Research Berghofer, Herston (P. Chapman); The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (L. Omaleki, C. Turni, P. Blackall); Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Birtinya, Queensland, Australia (L. Papacostas, D. Sowden); University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia (P. Braslins); Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (G.R. Nimmo)

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Table 1

Phenotypic characteristics of 4 clinical isolates obtained from koala bite wound infections, Queensland, Australia, and Lonepinella koalarum ACM 3666

Growth characteristic or condition MS14434 MS14435 MS14436 MS14437 ACM 3666
Growth requirement
X factor
V factor





Biochemical reaction
Acetoin, Voges-Proskauer test + + +
Arginine arylamidase + +
β-galactosidase +
β-glucosidase + + + +
β-xylosidase + +
Catalase
H2S
Indole
Leucine arylamidase + + + + +
Ornithine decarboxylase
Oxidase +* +* +* +* +*
Phenylalanine arylaminidase + + + +
Urease
Courmarate + +
Maltotriose + + + + +
N-acetyl-D-glucosamine + + + +
Phenylphosphonate + +
Phosphatase + + + + +
Nitrate reduction +
Hydrolyzed esculin

+
+
+
+
Sugar utilization
Glucose + + + + +
Sucrose + + +
Lactose
Maltose +
Mannose + + + + +
Xylose +*
Mannitol
Malate + + + + +
D-cellobiose



+
+
Media type
Horse blood agar + + + + +
Chocolate agar + + + + +
Bacitracin agar + + + + +
Brain Heart yeast + + + + +
MacConkey with crystal violet
Hemolysis on horse blood agar





Temperature and atmospheric conditions
Room temperature + + + + +
28°C Aerobic + + + + +
35°C Aerobic + + + + +
35°C in 5% CO2 + + + + +
35°C Microaerophilic + + + + +
35°C Anaerobic + + + + +
42°C Aerobic +

*Weak positive.

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