Microbacterium paraoxydans sp. nov
Cells of Microbacterium paraoxydans (pa-ra-o′-xy-dans, because the organism resembles M. oxydans) are small, gram-positive, coryneform rods that grow aerobically at 20, 37, and 40°C. Colonies are bright yellow, smooth, and sometimes sticky and reach a diameter of 2 mm after 48 h of incubation at 37°C on blood agar. Strains are motile by peritrichous flagella
re fBacteremia Due to a Novel Microbacterium Species in a Patient with Leukemia and Description of Microbacterium paraoxydans sp. nov.
Kim Laffineur,1 Véronique Avesani,1 Guy Cornu,2 Jacqueline Charlier,1 Michèle Janssens,1 Georges Wauters,1* and Michel Delmée1
Microbiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Louvain,1 Pediatrics, University Hospital St-Luc, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium2
*Corresponding author. Mailing address: University of Louvain, Microbiology Unit, UCL/5490, Av. Hippocrate 54, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium. Phone: 32 2 7645490. Fax: 32 2 7649440. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
.Received October 21, 2002; Revised December 10, 2002; Accepted January 27, 2003.
J Clin Microbiol. 2003 May; 41(5): 2242–2246.
Aerobic heterotrophic bacterium found in soil and other environments. Some species are opportunistic pathogens.
ref:Environmental Microbiology por Raina M. Maier, Ian L. Pepper, Charles P. Gerba, second edition, Elsevier Academic Press, 2009
Among the coryneform bacteria, the phenotypically and phylogenetically closely related genera Microbacterium and Aureobacterium have been united in the redefined genus Microbacterium.At present, the genus Microbacterium comprises 55 species (www.bacterio.cict.fr/m/microbacterium.html), all of which exhibit more or less yellow-pigmented gram-positive rods
ref:Journal of Clinical Microbiology, November 2008, p. 3646-3652, Vol. 46, No. 11
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Identities of Microbacterium spp. Encountered in Human Clinical Specimens
Kathrina Gneiding, Reinhard Frodl, and Guido Funke*
Department of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Gärtner & Colleagues Laboratories, Ravensburg, Germany
Received 25 June 2008/ Returned for modification 19 August 2008/ Accepted 7 September 2008