Serratia ficaria

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Description This small,straight Gram negative rod is motile by peritrichous flagella. Serratia ficaria, an enterobacterium involved in the fig tree ecosystem,, and its role as a pathogen is unclear.There is no genome found but 149 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 ficaria Grimont et al. 1981
Habitat/Source It has been isolated on rare occasion from infections of the digestive system including gall bladder and bile duct.However, it is most commonly associated with the fig/fig-wasp biological cycle. fig trees grow around the Mediterranean as well as in the United States (California, Louisiana, Hawaii). Occasionally found on plants other than fig trees.
Pathogenicity The fig-tree (Ficus carica) is a dioecious species. It has been isolated from human clinical samples in rare instances.In the area of activity of B. psenes, S. ficaria can be responsible for human infections such as gallbladder empyema or even septicemia.
GenBank Accession View NCBI entries
Size(Mb) NA
Genes NA

(1) Grimont, P.A.D., Grimont, F., and Starr, M.P. "Serratia ficaria sp. nov., a bacterial species associated with Smyrna figs and the fig wasp Blastophaga psenes." Curr. Microbiol. (1979) 2:277-282.

(2) Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology (9th Edition,p.216,Table 5.2).Edited by John G. Holt,The Williams & Wilkins Co..