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HOME > Protocols > Bacterial Species >Bartonella henselae
Bartonella henselae
BioHazard Level:

Growth Temperature:

Appropriate growth media:
Trypticase soy agar/broth with defibrinated sheep blood

Bartonella henselae is microaerophilic.

Gram Stain:
Bartonella henselae is Gram stain negative.

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Proteobacteria; Alphaproteobacteria; Rhizobiales; Bartonellaceae; Bartonella

Industrial uses or economic implications:
None known

The type strain of Bartonella henselae was isolated from a human blood sample obtain from an HIV-positive patient in Houston, Texas.

Human health and disease:
Bartonella henselae is BSL2 organism and should be considered a potential pathogen.
Disclaimer: This information is presented as is. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, please check current reference material prior to growth or handling of microorganisms.

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