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  1. Klebsiella oxytoca

    Klebsiella oxytoca is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium that is closely related to K. pneumoniae, from which it is distinguished by being indole-positive; it also has slightly different growth characteristics in that it is able to grow on melezitose, but not 3-hydroxybutyrate. K. oxytoca is characterized by negative methyl red, positive VP, positive citrate, urea and TSI gas production, is AA, and negative for TSI sulfide, DNAse, SIM motility and PAD.

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  1. Klebsiella oxytoca

    A species of gram-negative bacteria causing URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS and SEPTICEMIA.


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