Ochrobactrum


Ochrobactrum
A Gram-negative genus of bacteria similar to Alcaligenes and Pseudomonas spp. in their distribution in environmental and water sources and their culture characteristics. These have been isolated from a number of clinical sources and appear to be a cause of nosocomial bacteremia.

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Ochro·bac·trum (o″kro-bakґtrəm) [Gr. ōchros pale + baktron staff] a widely distributed genus of bacteria of the family Brucellaceae, consisting of gram-negative, motile rods; organisms are obligately aerobic, chemo-organotrophic, oxidase-positive, and catalase-negative. The type species is O. anthropi.

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