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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Aerobic gram-negative coccobacillus or rod
  • Common in the environment (water, soil) and hospitals (catheters, lotions, ventilation equipment).
  • Grows on standard agar media.
    • Oxidase negative
  • A. baumannii is the major species of Acinetobacter.
    • Occasional other species include: A. calcoaceticus, A. lwoffi, A. junii, A. johnsonii and A. baylyi.

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Last updated: August 30, 2015

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