Simonsiella

Simonsiella

(sī'mon-sē-el'ă),
Genus of nonphotosynthetic, nonfruiting, gram-negative, chemoorganotrophic, gliding bacteria that exist as multicellular filaments with the long axis of individual cells perpendicular to the long axis of the filament. The cells are flattened and curved to yield a convex-concave, crescentic symmetry. Isolated from the oral cavity of mammals. Type species is Simonsiella muelleri.

Simonsiella

gram-negative bacteria that form flat filaments. Common, nonpathogenic inhabitant of mouths of animals.
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Chromobacterium, Eikenella, Kingella, Neisseria, Simonsiella, and Vitreoscilla species comprise a major branch of the beta group Proteobacteria by 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid sequence comparison: transfer of Eikenella and Simonsiella to the family Neisseriaceae (emend.
Simonsiella spp are gram-negative organisms that resemble Neisseria spp, and they are found in many conjunctivitis patients.