Enterobacter cloacae A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that occurs in water, SEWAGE, soil, meat, hospital environments, and on the skin and in the intestinal tract of man and animals as a commensal.
facultatively anaerobic fac�ul�ta�tive (fkl-ttv) adj. Capable of functioning under varying environmental conditions. Used of certain organisms, such as bacteria that can live with or without oxygen. anaerobic - not needing or without oxygen Some bacteria can only live in anaerobic conditions.
commensal 1. <biology> Living on or within another organism (man) and deriving benefit without injuring or benefiting the other individual. 2. An organism living on or within another, but not causing injury to the host.
Enterococcus faecalis A species of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria commonly isolated from clinical specimens and the human intestinal tract. Most strains do not destroy cells such as blood cells or bacteria.
Enterococcus faecium A species of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria whose organisms are normal flora of the intestinal tract. Unlike enterococcus faecalis, this species may produce an alpha-haemolytic reaction on blood agar and is unable to utilise pyruvic acid as an energy source.
This stuff sounds quite useful for sewage treatment if nothing else. I think we all have a little of this.
Klebsiella pneumoniae Gram-negative, non-motile, capsulated, gas-producing rods found widely in nature and associated with urinary and respiratory infections in man. Bacteriology. a species of Klebsiella that is a cause of pneumonia in alcoholics, diabetics, and other adults with altered defenses; some strains capable of nitrogen fixation.
GENE produced a methane producing bug back during the early cold war when a lab could do about 200 experiments per day. Now I gues a chip can have hundreds of thousands of experiments going on simultaneously.
Genome mapping is old hat, the proteome is much larger and more unweildy. I wonder who will be able to handle that job.
Moraxella catarrhalis moraxella A genus of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria occurring as rods (subgenus moraxella) or cocci (subgenus branhamella). Its organisms are parasitic on the mucous membranes of man and other warm-blooded animals.
Bacteriology. moraxella (branhamella) catarrhalis Gram-negative aerobic cocci that are frequently isolated from the nasal cavity of man. They rarely cause disease but may play a role as an extranasal invader in the respiratory tract.