This microbe is frequently isolated from the colon of humans and animals, and is an opportunistic pathogen in urinary tract and respiratory infections. Can also cause infections in pets. It can also be isolated from natural environments, such as sewage, soil, and foods. It is a Gram negative straight rod occurring in singles and pairs, which exhibits motility using peritrichous flagella. Gas is produced from glucose. Growth is at 35-37 C.
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