Serratia liquefaciens

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Description Serratia liquefaciens is Gram negative and straight rod shaped bacterium. It is motile and contain peritrichous flagella. Serratia liquefaciens are facultative anaerobes making oxygen inessential to survival. They can inhabit both aerobic and anaerobic environments.
Synonyms Serratia liquefaciens (Grimes and Hennerty 1961(sic)) Bascomb et al. 1971; Serratia liquefaciens (Grimes and Hennerty 1931) Bascomb et al. 1971; Aerobacter liquefaciens; "Aerobacter liquefaciens" Grimes and Hennerty 1931
Habitat/Source It is commonly found on many plant species and more specifically in the rhizosphere.Serratia liquefaciens is a widespread bacterium found in the environment and capable of colonizing on soil, water, plants, and the digestive tracts of rodents,insects,fish and humans.
Pathogenicity Serratia liquefaciens is also a pathogenic bacterium. It has been reported as a cause of mastitis in a dairy herd. In humans,it has rarely been reported as a cause of nosocomial infections.
GenBank Accession View Genome [NC_021741.1]
Size(Mb) 5.28272
GC% 55.38
Genes 4910
CDS 4751

(1) Grimont, P. A. D., Grimont, F., Irino, K. (1982). Biochemical characterization of Serratia liquefaciens sensu stricto, Serratia proteamaculans and Serratia grimesii sp. nov. Curr.Microbiol. 7 :69-74

(2) Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology (9th Edition,p.217,Table 5.2).Edited by John G. Holt,The Williams & Wilkins Co..