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Serratia odorifera biogroup1
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|Description||This small,straight Gram negative rod is motile by peritrichous flagella. It is distinguished from other biogroups by its fermentation of sucrose and raffinose, and by the presence of ornithine decarboxylase.|
|Habitat/Source||It has been found in human clinical specimens and in food.Serratia odorifera biogroup 1 was isolated from the blood and urine of an alcoholic male with cirrhosis and signs of septic shock.It is sometimes found in clinical specimens,with the typical patient having predisposing conditions such as alcoholism, diabetes, and cancer . where it is isolated from sputum, blood,and urine.|
|Pathogenicity||Some reports state that organism was found to be responsible for invasive human infection.|
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(1) Grimont, P. A. D., Grimont, F., Richard, C., Davis, B. R., Steigerwalt, A. G., Brenner, D. J. (1978). Deoxyribonucleic acid relatedness between Serratia plymuthica and other Serratia species, with a description of Serratia odorifera sp. nov. (Type strain: ICPB 3995). Int.J.Syst.Bacteriol. 28 : 453-463.
(2) Serratia odorifera biogroup I:an emerging pathogen,MA Cook; Lopez JJ,Jr. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, September 1998, Vol. 98, 505.
(3) Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology (9th Edition,p.217,Table 5.2).Edited by John G. Holt,The Williams & Wilkins Co..