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.