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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Gram-positive pleomorphic rod that grows best anaerobically.
  • Usually inhabits human skin, sebaceous glands, nasopharynx, GI/GU tracts.
  • Generally sensitive to beta-lactams and resistant to aminoglycosides.
  • Slow growth, often >5-6d.

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Last updated: May 30, 2016