Enterobacter aerogenes

Bar: 2 µm Bar: 1 µm 

Enterobacter aerogenes is a facultative anaerobe. It is found in the human gastrointestinal tract but does not generally cause disease in healthy individuals. It ferments both glucose and lactose as a carbon source. Since it produces hydrogen gas, it may be of commercial interest. At present, however, there is a greater concern that it is resistant to many antibiotics. Because of this resistance, it is frequently found in hospitals, where it infects weakened patients together with other pathogens.

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Bacterial culture provided by Dr. Václav Větvička

Updated: March 20, 2011
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