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Bacteroides caccae

Definition
Noun
A gram-negative non spore-forming anaerobic and rod-shaped bacterium involved in inflammatory bowel diseases of human.
Supplement
Bacteroides caccae has a sized ranging from 1.4-1.6 micrometer wide by 2.5-12 micrometer long that happen to occur in pairs or singly. Its cells appear to be vacuolated with fermentable carbohydrates and in cultured media show convex, circular, entire, grey, translucent, smooth and shiny colonies with a molecular mass of 105kDa.
Bacteroides caccae isolated from human feces that is associated with inflammatory bowel diseases of a healthy individual. It has the capability to stimulate the gut lining to produce fucosylated glycans and stir up the formation of blood vessels in the angiogenesis of the newborn epithelium enhancing uptake of nutrients. It is susceptible in to various beta-lactam agents, metronidazole and clindamycin.
Bacteroides caccae is mostly found in the intestine where symbiotic host-bacterial relationships occurs to assist the breakdown of food by producing valuable nutrients and energy needed for the human host.
Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Bacteroidetes
Class: Bacteroidia
Order: Bacteroidales
Family: Bacteroidaceae
Genus: Bacteroides
Species: Bacteroides caccae
See also:
• Bacteria
• Inflammatory bowel disease


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