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Psychrobacter phenylpyrivicus

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy
      Family: Moraxellaceae
      Formily: Moraxella
      P. phenylpyrivicus

      Natural habitat
      They can be isolated from soil, seawater, seabirds especially penguins, fish, poultry,irradiated foods and from human clinical isolates.
      It may occasionally be an opportunistic human pathogens.

      Clinical significance
      Can cause humans infections such asendocarditis, peritonitis, and fungating lesions of the foot, but those infections caused by this bacterium are rare.

      BE AWARE that Brucella sp can be MISIDENTIFIED as P. phenylpurivicus or H. influenzae

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram negative coccobacillus

      have a tendency to resist decolorization

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Obligate Aerobic / fastidious

      Grows between 4-35ºC


      BA colonies are smooth, translucent to semi-opaque, small 0.5 mm after 24 hours of incubation,

      McConkey growth,

      BBAØ no growth

  • Characteristics

  • References

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


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