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Acinetobacter bereziniae

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A strictly aerobic gram-negative and nonmotile bacterium distinguished to oxidize D-glucose originated mainly from human and clinical specimen.


Acinetobacter bereziniae has the ability to oxidized D-glucose and grows best at 38’C where purely isolated from human sources not from any other environmental basis. In culture media it has a circular, smooth, convex and slightly opaque with entire margins having a diameter of about 1.0-2.0 micrometer.

Acinetobacter bereziniae is an oxidase negative and catalase positive which capable of growing with acetate as the only source of carbon and ammonia as sole source of nitrogen that produces acid from D-glucose and grows on azelate, D-malate and L-histidine and resistant to penicillin. It is incapable of dissimilative denitrifications in which L-glutamate is utilized and grows within 4 days incubation.

Acinetobacter bereziniae is associated to be responsible for health care-associated infections like severe sepsis to an immunocompromised individual.

Former name: Acinetobacter genomospecies

Scientific classification:

 Kingdom: Bacteria
 Phylum: Proteobacteria
 Class: Gammaproteobacteria
 Order: Pseudomonadales
 Family: Moraxellaceae
 Genus: Acinetobacter
 Species: Acinetobacter bereziniae

See also:

• Bacteria

• Sepsis