TABLE 1.

Characteristics that differentiate Kingella potus sp. nov. from other Kingella and Neisseria speciesa

SpeciesFinding
CocciRods or coccobacilliPigmentGlucoseMaltoseFructoseSucroseNO3NO2DNaseCatβ-GAL
K. potus sp. nov.+++
K. kingae +++
K. oralis ++
K. denitrificans ++VV
N. meningitidis +++V+
N. lactamica +++V++
N. cinerea +++
N. polysaccharea +++V+
N. kochii +++
N. flavescens +++
N. sicca +V++++++
N. subflava +
    Biovar subflava++++++
    Biovar flava+++++++
    Biovar perflava++++++++
N. mucosa +++++++++
N. elongata
    subsp. elongata+++V
    subsp. glycolytica++(+)++
    subsp. nitroreducens++V+++
N. animalis ++(+)+++
N. canis +++(+)+
N. caviae +++(+)+
N. cuniculi +++
N. denitrificans +V++++++
N. macacae +++++++++
N. ovis ++++
N. weaveri ++ND+ND+
N. iguanae +(+)(+)+V+
  • a Data were obtained from references 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, and 20. Abbreviations: β-GAL, β-galactosidase; Cat, catalase; +, positive reaction; −, negative reaction; (+), weak positive; V, variable reaction; ND, not determined.