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Moraxella
Scientific classification e
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Pseudomonadales
Family: Moraxellaceae
Genus: Moraxella
Lwoff, 1939
Type species
Moraxella lacunata
Species

M. atlantae
M. boevrei
M. bovis
M. bovoculi
M. canis
M. caprae
M. catarrhalis
M. caviae
M. cuniculi
M. equi
M. lacunata
M. lincolnii
M. nonliquefaciens
M. oblonga
M. osloensis
M. pluranimalium
M. porci
M. saccharolytica

Moraxella is a genus of bacteria. It is named after Victor Morax, a Swiss eye specialist (ophthalmologist). They are gram-negative. The cells are short rods or cocci. Moraxella catarrhalis can cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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