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A new species of Proteus isolated from larvae of the gypsy moth, Porthetria dispar (L.)

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Cosenza, B.J.; Podgwaite, J.D.

Year Published

1966

Publication

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 32: 187-191.

Abstract

Characteristics of a slime-producing bacterium isolated from living and dead gypsy moth larvae were determined. The bacterium was found to be a motile, gram-negative rod, which fermented glucose, but not lactose. It was oxidase-negative, hydrolyzed urea, deaminated phenylalanine and produced H2S. These characteristics are common to several members of the genus Proteus. In addition to the unique feature of slime production, a biochemical comparison with other members of the genus showed that it differed markedly from described species of Proteus; thus the new species Proteus myxofaciens was proposed.

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Cosenza, B.J.; Podgwaite, J.D. 1966. A new species of Proteus isolated from larvae of the gypsy moth, Porthetria dispar (L). Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 32: 187-191.

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