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Bacteroides caccae

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Definition

Noun

A gram-negative non spore-forming anaerobic and rod-shaped bacterium involved in inflammatory bowel diseases of human.

Supplement

Bacteroides caccae has a sized ranging from 1.4-1.6 micrometer wide by 2.5-12 micrometer long that happen to occur in pairs or singly. Its cells appear to be vacuolated with fermentable carbohydrates and in cultured media show convex, circular, entire, grey, translucent, smooth and shiny colonies with a molecular mass of 105kDa.

Bacteroides caccae isolated from human feces that is associated with inflammatory bowel diseases of a healthy individual. It has the capability to stimulate the gut lining to produce fucosylated glycans and stir up the formation of blood vessels in the angiogenesis of the newborn epithelium enhancing uptake of nutrients. It is susceptible in to various beta-lactam agents, metronidazole and clindamycin.

Bacteroides caccae is mostly found in the intestine where symbiotic host-bacterial relationships occurs to assist the breakdown of food by producing valuable nutrients and energy needed for the human host.

Scientific classification:

 Kingdom: Bacteria 
  
 Phylum: Bacteroidetes
 Class: Bacteroidia
 Order: Bacteroidales
 Family: Bacteroidaceae
 Genus: Bacteroides
 Species: Bacteroides caccae

See also:

• Bacteria

• Inflammatory bowel disease