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Myroides odoratus

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy
      Family: Flavobacteriaceae
      previously known as Flavobacterium odoratum

      Natural habitat
      Commonly found in soil and water.
      Water in the hospital environment is frequently suspected of carrying this organism.

      Clinical significance
      They are rare clinical isolates and are often not considered pathogenic.

  • Gram stain

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

      0.5 x 1-2 µm

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Obligate Aerobic

      Various colony types may occur, but most colonies are yellow pigmented and form effuse, spreading colonies that may be confused with the colony morphology of a Bacillus species

      A characteristic fruity odor (like Alcaligenes faecalis) is produced by most strains

      McConkey growth non lactose fermenter

      BBAØ no growth

  • Characteristics

  • References

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


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