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Haemophilus parainfluenzae

Haemophilus parainfluenzae

Catalogue No.

NCTC 7857

Current Name

Haemophilus parainfluenzae

Type Strain

Type Strain

Original Strain Reference


Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Chocolate blood agar, 24-48 hours, 37°C, CO₂ required

Biological and Genomic Info


Maltose: -

Gram Stain Result



Gluconate: -

Enzyme Tests

Catalase: +

Phenylalanone aminotransferase: -

Strain Data

Type strain / A. B. Rosher, London in 1949 / Septic finger

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date




Isolated From

human, from septic finger



Previous Catalogue Name

Haemophilus parainfluenzae


Extended Bibliography

Skerman,V.B.D, McGowan,V, Sneath,P.H.A.(ed), (1980), Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 225-420, RIVERS (T.M.), (1922), Influenza-like bacilli: Growth of influenza-like bacilli on media containing only an autoclave-labile substance as an accessory food factor, 429-431

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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