Klebsiella variicola

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Family: Enterobacteriaceae

      Natural habitats
      Klebsiella variicola is known to associate with different plants.
      Some strains have been associated with disease in humans, suggesting they may be able to serve as opportunistic pathogens of humans.

      The majority of isolation of Klebsiella variicola are from sterile sites, mainly blood and urine.

      Clinical significance
      Proper identification of K. variicola will be critical in the further evaluation of its clinical significance as an underreported infectious agent and in the development of more tailored.

  • Gram stain

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

      cells are short and arranged single or short chain-like arrangement.

      0.1-1.2 x 0.4-5.0 µm,

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Facultative anaerobic

      Colonies are often white without glos, translucent, round, regular edges.

      McConkey growth, lactose fermenter

      BBAØ growth

  • Characteristics

  • References

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

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