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HOME > Restriction Enzymes> Sources > Haemophilus influenzae
Haemophilus influenzae

BioHazard Level:
2

Growth Temperature:
37oC

Genomic sources for restriction enzymes (at this website):
Hin1I, Hin1II, Hin6I, HincII, HindII, HindIII, HinfI, HinP1I

Gram Stain:
Haemophilus influenza is Gram stain negative

Respiration:
Haemophilus influenza is a facultative anaerobe

Motility:
Haemophilus influenza is non-motile

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

Miscellaneous:
Haemophilus influenza was first described by Pfeiffer in 1892. It was mistakenly thought to be the cause of the disease influenza during the pandemic of 1890, and it was named accordingly. Haemophilus influenzae is differentiated from Haemophilus haemolyticus based on the hemolysis test using blood agar plates.

Human health and disease:
Unencapsulated Haemophilus influenza strains are responsible for infections at mucosal surfaces and strain type b (encapsulated), is associated with invasive disease.
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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