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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Pleomorphic, Gram negative, anaerobic bacilli, easily cultivated.
  • Clinically important species: B. fragilis, B. thetaiotaomicron, B. vulgatus, B. distasonis, B. ovatus, B. uniformis, B. caccae.

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Last updated: January 30, 2016