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Rahnella aquatilis

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      The generic name Rahnella was given to honor the German-American bacteriologist Otto Rahn, and the species name aquatilis was selected because the organism is usually isolated from water.

      Taxonomy
      Family: Enterobacteriaceae

      Natural habitats
      As the name implies, they are ubiquitous in the environment, especially water, it is a water-dweller. Is also on food (meat, fresh water, fish and dairy products) plants, human and animal feces.

      Clinical significance
      Isolated from immunocompromised human patients, blood, sputum, wound, burn infections and bacteremia.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram negative rods,

      0.5-0.7 x 2-3 µm.

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Facultative anaerobic

      Colonies are gray, smooth and no pigment.

      Grow slower than other Enterobacteriaceae

      McConkey growth, lactose fermenter

      BBAØ growth

  • Characteristics

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