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HOME > Restriction Enzymes> Sources > Haemophilus aphrophilus
Haemophilus aphrophilus

BioHazard Level:
1

Growth Temperature:
37oC

Genomic sources for restriction enzymes (at this website):
HapII

Gram Stain:
Haemophilus aphrophilus is Gram stain negative

Respiration:
Haemophilus aphrophilus is a facultative anaerobe

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Proteobacteria; Gammaproteobacteria; Pasteurellales; Pasteurellaceae; Haemophilus

Miscellaneous:
Haemophilus aphrophilus has been reported to cause endocarditis after tongue piercing (another reason not to do that...).

Human health and disease:
Haemophilus aphrophilus is part of the HACEK group of bacteria (Haemophilus aphrophilus, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens, Kingella kingae) that on occassion causes infective endocarditis (5-10% of cases in non-IV drug users).
Disclaimer: This information is presented as interesting bits of information is not meant to be medical advice and should not be used to treat or diagnose any disease!


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