Microbe Monday – 5/21/18

Ready for another microbe Monday? Below are your clues!

  • is a bacteria
  • is gram-negative
  • rod shaped
  • can cause disease in humans, plants and animals
  • has a natural resistance to antibiotics
  • found in water, soil and skin flora
  • is citrate positive, catalase positive and oxidase positive
  • thrives in low oxygen atmospheres
  • thrives on moist surfaces
  • can decompose hydrocarbons
  • is a facultative anaerobe
  • relies on iron for growth, yet excessive iron is toxic to it
  • cause chronic opportunistic infections

Do you have a guess what this microbe might be? Let us know!

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