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Acinetobacter ursingii

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Definition

Noun

A gram-negative opportunistic pathogen involved in some infections including bacteremia, septicemia and pulmonary adenocarcinoma in humans.

Supplement

Acinetobacter ursingii in culture media distinguished by circular, smooth, convex and slightly opaque with entire margins that grow at about 30’C with a size around 1.0-1.5 micrometer in diameter wherein acid is produced from glucose as well as malate, lactate, citrate, acetate and ethanol utilized as the only primary source of carbon and energy.

Acinetobacter ursingii is mainly isolated from human and its natural habitat has not been known. It able to colonize in the skin and intravascular catheterization prompt its spread into the bloodstream which eventually lead to infections.

Acinetobacter ursingii is implicated in pulmonary adenocarcinoma, septicemia and bacteremia. It is more susceptible to imipenem, rifampin, fluoroquinolones and aminoglycosides wherein severe illness occurs.

Scientific classification:

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

See also:

• Bacteria

• Septicemia

• Bacteremia