Dictionary > Providencia rettgeri

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.


    You will also like...

    DNA - schematic
    Genetic Mutations

    This tutorial looks at the mutation at the gene level and the harm it may bring. Learn about single nucleotide polymorph..

    dinosaurs
    The Dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs represented a major turn in the evolutionary development of organisms on Earth. The first dinosaurs were presu..

    Genetics and Evolution
    Genetics and Evolution

    Humans are diploid creatures. This means that for every chromosome in the body, there is another one to match it. Howeve..

    Hormone Production
    Hormone Production

    Hormones are chemical messengers produced by specialized glands and they were produced by switching on the genes designe..

    An artist depiction of a Precambrian multicellular life form.
    The Evolution of Cell Organelles

    The nucleus containing the genetic material, DNA, and the mitochondria, well-identified as the "powerhouse of the cell",..

    Ploidy
    Polyploidy

    Humans are diploid creatures. This means that for every chromosome in the body, there is another one to match it. Howeve..