Alteromonas putrefaciens

Al·ter·o·mo·nas pu·tre·fa·'ciens

a marine species of bacteria implicated as a cause of fish spoilage but rarely as a pathogen in humans.

Shewanella putrefaciens

A gram-negative facultative anaerobic bacterium primarily isolated from sea water, which reduces iron and manganese and produces trimethylene—the chemical responsible the stench of rotting fish; it is not part of normal human flora.
 
Clinical findings
Shewanella putrefaciens is a rare human pathogen and may be found in mixed cultures from the respiratory tract, urine, faeces and pleural fluid; it has been implicated in cellulitis, otitis media, septicaemia.
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96] investigated the ability of Alteromonas putrefaciens to couple the oxidation of potential electron donors (such as lactate, pyruvate, hydrogen, and formate) to the reduction of Fe (III) and Mn (IV).
Lonergan, "Hydrogen and formate oxidation coupled to dissimilatory reduction of iron or manganese by Alteromonas putrefaciens," Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.