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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En la misma figura puede observarse que casi todos los casos de infeccion fueron producidos por S.
Se tomaron 24 muestras, de las cuales en 9 (37,5%) se aislaron cepas de S.
En los ultimos anos se ha incrementado el numero de reportes de infecciones asociadas a los cuidados de salud por S.
The similarity of the obtained enzymatic activities in the different experiments indicates that the proteins are not the only inductors of the proteolytic metabolism of S.
This effect has also been studied for the production of chitinases by S.
These results suggest the production of only two kinds of proteases by S.
SmAUDS227chiA has shown 99 per-cent homology with S.
The present investigation oriented on the cloning and expression of variant chi A from native S.
Examination of all 38 patients at the outpatient surgery center who received betamethasone injections during the critical time period confirmed 11 cases of S.
Percent recoveries of total cells aerosolized by nebulizer ranged from 5% to 28% for S.
We have confirmed that upper-room UVGI can significantly reduce the concentration of culturable S.
Summary of the experimental data on the efficacy of upper-room UVGI for inactivating S.