Microbe Monday – 3/26/18

It’s another microbe Monday! Here are today’s clues:

  • Is a gram-negative, rod-shaped  bacteria
  • Most strains are harmless though some can make you extremely sick
  • Pathogenic strains are divided into 6 pathotypes
  • Often found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms
  • Is nonsporulating
  • Most are harmless and help keep digestive tract healthy
  • Can cause pneumonia, UTI’s and  breathing problems

Think you know what this microbe is? Leave your guess in the comments below! And remember, if you need microbial analysis or testing, submit your test request by calling 1-855-377-6821 or at




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