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Microbacterium oxydans

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Microbacteria account for the majority of yellow-pigmented coryneform bacteria isolated from clinical samples

      Taxonomy
      Family:Microbacteriaceae

      Natural habitats
      Occur in the environment and in dairy products.

      Clinical significance
      Rarely causes an infection, but the infection can be serious.

      Have been isolated from blood cultures.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram positive irregular (short) rods,

      lying single, in groups, or in irregular V-shape.

      In older cultures the rods are shorter.

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Obligate aerobic

      Colonies have a yellow pigment, in various shades, from pale yellow to bright yellow, and orange.

      McConkey growth

      BBAØ no growth (sometimes weak)

  • Characteristics

  • References

    • James Versalovic et al.(2011) Manual of Clinical Microbiology 10th Edition


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