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