A microorganism unable to metabolize carbohydrates in the presence or absence of oxygen and that must rely on other carbon sources for energy.
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Nitrogen and amino acid from protein provides energy sources for the growth of saccharolytic and asaccharolytic bacteria (Scott et al.
During the following decade, additional clinical isolates with the same microbiological characteristics (slow-growing, gram-negative, small coccoid, asaccharolytic, oxidase negative, nonmotile and brown-soluble-pigment-producing) were submitted to the CDC for identification (10).
Characteristics and Sites of Infection of Eubacterium nodatum, Eubacterium timidum, Eubacterium brachy, and Other Asaccharolytic Eubacteria.
Because it is an asaccharolytic species, erroneous identification may occur.
The organism's phenotypic characteristics were similar to asaccharolytic strains of Acinetobacter, but differed in their cellular morphology and cellular fatty acid profile.
Bordetella holmesii is a recently described gram-negative, asaccharolytic, nonoxidizing, soluble, brown-pigment-producing rod previously known as CDC nonoxidizer group 2 (NO-2) (1).