Database of Biochemical Tests of Pathogenic Enterobacteriaceae Family
A tool to identify microbes using minimal biochemical tests
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|Description||Serratia entomophila is a species of bacteria that like its cogenerate species uses itaconate. Cells are gram-negative,nonsporeforming,nonencapsulated ,straight rods with peritrichous flagella.There is no genome found but 81 Nucleotide sequences are available for this ogranism. For more information about sequences just click on link which is shown in "GenBank Accession section".|
|Synonyms||Serratia entomophila Grimont et al. 1988|
|Habitat/Source||Serratia entomophila in a range of habitats in the pasture ecosystem showed the species was restricted to the soil and the grass grub larva. The bacterium is a stable member of some soil larvae ecosystems.|
|Pathogenicity||The bacterium Serratia entomophila is a naturally occurring pathogen causing amber disease of the New Zealand grass grub (Costelytra zealandica);the larvae stop feeding and develop a characteristic amber coloration before death. No strain has been identified as being involved in a human,animal(other than insects) or plant disease.|
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(1) Grimont, P.A.D., Jackson, T.A., Ageron, E., and Noonan, M.J. "Serratia entomophila sp. nov., associated with amber disease in the New Zealand grass grub Costelytra zealandica." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1988) 38:1-6.
(2) Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology (9th Edition,p.216,Table 5.2).Edited by John G. Holt,The Williams & Wilkins Co..