The Moraxellaceae are a family of Gammaproteobacteria, including a few pathogenic species.[1] Other are harmless parasites of mammals and humans or occur in water or soil. The species are mesophilic or psychrotrophic (Psychrobacter).[2]

Moraxella catarrhalis is a human pathogen and Moraxella bovis is the cause of "pinkeye" (infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis) of cattle.[1]


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