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Rhizobium radiobacter

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy
      Family: Rhizobiaceae
      Formely: Agrobacterium

      Natural habitat
      Environment, soil, water and plants.
      They are no part of the flora of man.

      Clinical significance
      Transmission probably due to exposure to contaminated instruments or solutions.

      Has a low virulence, except in people with lowered immunity.

  • Gram stain

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

      0.6-1.0 by 1.5-3.0 µm

      situated solitary or in pairs.

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Obligate Aerobic

      Colonies are convex, round, smooth, non-pigmented to light beige.

      After 48 hours of incubation, they are 2 mm in diameter.

      McConkey growth non lactose fermenter
      After 48-72 hours of incubation, the colonies are pink and very mucoid

      BBAØ no growth

  • Characteristics

  • References

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


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