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Providencia rettgeri

Definition
noun
Species of the genus Providencia frequently associated with hospital-acquired infections of the urinary tract, burns and wounds in humans whereas cholera in chicken
Supplement
P. rettgeri is distinguished from other common Providencia species such as P. alcalifaciens and P. stuartii through biochemical tests:

Scientific classification:

  • Phylum: Proteobacteria
  • Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
  • Order: Enterobacteriales
  • Family: Enterobacteriaceae
  • Genus: Providencia
  • Variant(s):

    • P. rettgeri
    • Providencia rettgeri (Hadley 1918) Brenner et al. 1978

    Formerly called:

  • Proteus rettgeri
  • Shigella rettgeri
  • Bacterium rettgeri
  • Compare (with other clinically important Providencia spp.):

    See:

  • Genus Providencia
  • Reference(s):

    • Cheesbrough M. 2006. Microbiological Tests. In: District laboratory practice in tropical countries. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p 189.
    • Vasanthakumari R. 2007. Enterobacteriaceae. In: Textbook of Microbiology. New Delhi: BI Publications Pvt Ltd. p 266.


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