Branhamella


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Branhamella

 [bran″hah-mel´ah]
Moraxella (Branhamella).

Branhamella

(bran'hă-mel'ă),
A subgenus of aerobic, nonmotile, non-spore-forming bacteria containing gram-negative cocci that occur in pairs with adjacent sides flattened; these organisms are currently considered closely related to the genus Moraxella. They occur in the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract. The type species is Branhamella catarrhalis.
[Sara Branham]

Branhamella

/Bran·ha·mel·la/ (bran″hah-mel´ah) Moraxella (Branhamella) .

Bran·ha·mel·la

(bran-hă-mel'ă)
A subgenus of aerobic, nonmotile, non-spore-forming bacteria containing gram-negative cocci that occur in pairs with adjacent sides flattened. They are found in the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract and occasionally cause respiratory infections and otitis media.
[Sara Branham]

Branham,

Sara Elizabeth, U.S. bacteriologist, 1888-1962.
Branhamella - a subgenus of the genus Moraxella, occurring in mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract.

Branhamella

a genus of aerobic, nonmotile, non-spore-forming cocci. Several species are found in the upper respiratory tract and conjunctiva of humans and many animal species.
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Shall, "Respiratory infections caused by Branhamella catarrhalis.
BRO [beta]-lactamases of Branhamella catarrhalis and subgenus Moraxella, including evidence for chromosomal [beta]-lactamase transfer by conjugation in B.
Branhamella catarrhalis: epidemiology, surface antigenic structure, and immune response.
Branhamella catarrhalisis: an organism gaining respect as a pathogen.
The 3 most common bacteria in AOM are Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus species, and Branhamella catarrhalis.
Preliminary studies of cellulase production by Acinetobacter anitratus and Branhamella sp.
influenzae, and Branhamella catarrhalis, that might ordinarily overgrow other bacteria in culture.
14] Several organisms in the pharynx may produce [Beta]-lactamase, most notably Staphylococcus aureus, S epidermidis, other coagulase negative staphylococci, Branhamella catarrhalis, Hemophilus influenzae, and anaerobes such as Bacteroides melaninogenicus, B buccalis, B buccae, and B fragilis; Fusobacterium species and actinomycetes.
Serum specimens from hospitalized patients with pneumonia were tested for antibodies to Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumolysin, pneumolysin immune complexes, C polysaccharide, surface protein A, Haemophilus influenzae, and Branhamella catarrhalis by Dr.