Bacteroides fragilis is an obligate anaerobe
which will appear as a gram negative bacillus on a gram stain.
Actinomyces odontolyticus, a gram-positive anaerobe
, is a component of normal human flora.
Sulphite reducing anaerobes
- Clostridia spores in particular - can be useful indicators of intermittent and remote faecal contamination.
Image Atlas Series: Anaerobe
Morphology; Cytology, Hematology; Histology; Infectious Disease Pathology; Renal Pathology; Virology
Actinomyces israelii was the first anaerobe
to be implicated as a cause of vertebral osteomyelitis (18) and is the most frequently cited cause of anaerobic infection of the spine.
The product is suited for subbing, which entails picking and transferring isolates from the primary plate to a secondary plate to confirm that its an anaerobe
and to purify it for further identification and for determining antibiotic sensitivity.
For lull details of Lab M's anaerobe
media, which includes the Gold Standard Fastidious Anaerobe
Agar and Broth, and Brazier's CCEY Agar for Clostridium difficile isolation:
Bifidobacterium is a non-pathogenic obligate anaerobe
and a major component of normal human intestinal flora.
Owing to improvements in our ability to obtain and preserve anaerobic cultures, an increasing number of anaerobic bacteria have been isolated from PTA cultures, including Bacteroides fragilis and Bacteroides melaninogenicus, a common oral anaerobe
Data was presented today at the 9th Biennial Congress of the Anaerobe
Society of the Americas (Anaerobe
2008) in a poster titled "Typing and Susceptibility of Bacterial Isolates from the OPT-80 (PAR-101) Phase 2A Study for C.
difficile strains from Australia and international ribotypes from the Anaerobe
Reference Laboratory (Cardiff, Wales, UK) (9).
Lemierre syndrome develops after pharyngeal infection secondary to the virulent nature of the Gram-negative anaerobe
F necrophorum, part of the normal flora of the oropharynx, female genital tract, and alimentary canal.
Optimer's Chief Medical Officer, to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anaerobe
Society of the Americas
Campylobacter concisus, which was in last month's update of aerobic bacteria names, is also in the update of anaerobic bacteria that follows because it is an obligate anaerobe
On the basis of Gram staining and analysis of the organism's morphologic features in culture (growth at 37[degrees]C, obligate anaerobe
with spherical, subterminal spores and hemolytic colonies with irregular edges), its biochemical characteristics (the organism was motile, a citrate fermenter), and 16S rRNA gene sequencing, the organism was identified as C.