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Pro·te·us vul·ga·r'is

the type species of the bacterial genus Proteus, found in putrefying materials and in abscesses; it is pathogenic for fish, dogs, guinea pigs, and mice; certain strains, the X strains of Weil and Felix, are agglutinated by typhus serum and are therefore of great importance in the diagnosis of typhus; strain X-19 is strongly agglutinated.
See also: Weil-Felix reaction.

Proteus vulgaris

a species of bacteria that is a frequent cause of urinary tract infections. The bacteria are found in feces, water, and soil.

Proteus vulgaris

Microbiology A pathogen linked to UTIs and wound infections Habitat P mirabilis is found in water, soil, and feces

Pro·te·us vul·ga·ris

(prō'tē-ŭs vŭl-gā'ris)
The type species of the genus Proteus, found in putrefying matter; associated with a wide variety of nosocomial infections of the respiratory and urinary tracts and other sterile sites and also with decubitus ulcers and abscesses.
See also: Weil-Felix reaction


a genus of gram-negative, motile bacteria, members of the family Enterobacteriaceae, usually found in fecal and other putrefying matter. Also found associated with infections of the external ear and skin and in pyometra and pyelonephritis.

Proteus mirabilis
a common inhabitant of animal fecal material found particularly in infections of the eye, skin, urinary and respiratory tract.
Proteus vulgaris
found in canine epididymo-orchitis, prostatitis and cystitis.
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El contenido promedio de humedad de la porcion aerea de las plantas se determino a los 45 y 50 dias de edad de P.
Debido a la diferencia de tamano a favor de la semilla y plantula de P.
Ethanol control showed maximum (13 mm) antibacterial activity against P.
Aqueous extract formed largest inhibition zone (21 mm) against P.
En Argentina, como en la mayor parte de America, P.
El material coleccionado se cotejo con el material de P.
Withholding water for 18 d reduced shoot dry weight in both P.
Since water-deficit stress inhibited shoot dry weight accumulation similarly (55-63%) in both species, differences in the effect of stress on root growth between species is probably the basis for the increase in root to shoot ratio in P.