Serratia marcescens

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Ser·ra·ti·a mar·ces·'cens

a species found in water, soil, milk, foods, and silkworms and other insects; a significant cause of hospital-acquired infection, especially in patients with impaired immunity; it is the type species of the genus Serratia.

Serratia marcescens

Microbiology The type-species of the gram-negative Serratia, widely present in the environment, and occasional cause of hospital-acquired infections Asssociations Contaminated fluids, equipment, cleaning solutions, hands, ↓ nurse-to-Pt ratio. See Serratia.

Serratia marcescens

An opportunistic bacterium that causes septicemia and pulmonary disease, esp. in immunocompromised patients, and is found in water, soil, milk, and stools. In the proper environment, the organism will grow on food and produce the red pigment prodigiosin.
See also: Serratia


Serafino, 18th century Italian physicist.
Serratia - a genus of anaerobic bacteria that contain gram-negative rods.
Serratia marcescens - a species found in water, soil, milk, foods, and insects; significant cause of hospital-acquired infection.
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2004, "A novel medium for the enhanced cell growth and production of prodigiosin from Serratia marcescens isolated from soil," BMC Microbiol, 4, pp.
As early as three hours after inoculation, growth of Serratia marcescens and Acinetobacter calcoaceticus in propofol with EDTA was lower than in Propocam[R] (P<0.
Key words: antibiotic, pigment, prodigiosin, Serratia marcescens
epidermidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae, and Serratia marcescens to serve as controls.
Moreover, failure to adequately decontaminate ECG leads was implicated by Wisconsin hospital epidemiologists as the cause of an outbreak of Serratia marcescens infection.
aureus) 2 Vancomycin-resistant Entrerococcus species 2 Serratia marcescens 1 Clostridium difficile 1 Cryptococcus neoformans 1 Escherichia coli 1 Klebsiella pneumoniae 1 Staphylococcus haemolyticus 1 Proteus mirabilis 1 Staphylococcus species 1 Streptococcus species 1
9,10) Other organisms that have been implicated are Streptococcus pneumoniae, Brucella spp, Hemophilus influenzae, Salmonella spp, Serratia marcescens, and Candida albicans.
Neolone M-10 preservative inhibits a range of bacteria at low levels MIC Microorganism ATCC # ppm AI Enterobacter aerogenes 15038 30 Pseudomonas aeruginosa 15442 40 Burkholderia cepacia 17765 20 Pseudomonas oleovorans 8062 30 Pseudomonas putida 795 20 Staphylococcus aureus 6538 40 Serratia marcescens Isolate 30 Test parameters: Nutrient Broth, 30[degrees]C / pH 7; 24-hour contact time Fig.
In this experiment, Serratia marcescens was tested against UV light to find out how UV light affects S.
To find out which active ingredient was more effective in reducing bacteria, an experiment was set up using two types of bacteria, Serratia marcescens and Escherichia coil, against the two different types of hand sanitizers.
Army spokesmen contended that the test bacteria, which included Serratia marcescens, were harmless.
The unit, which cares for around 20 premature and other vulnerable babies, was closed for admissions on Friday after an outbreak of the Serratia Marcescens germ at Derby City General Hospital.