Acinetobacter calcoaceticus

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Acinetobacter calcoaceticus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Pseudomonadales
Family: Moraxellaceae
Genus: Acinetobacter
Species: A. calcoaceticus
Binomial name
Acinetobacter calcoaceticus
"Micrococcus calco-aceticus" Beijerinck 1911

Acinetobacter johnsonii
Neisseria winogradskyi
Moraxella calcoacetica
Micrococcus calcoaceticus, Acinetobacter baylyi[1]

Acinetobacter calcoaceticus is a species of bacterium from the genus Acinetobacter and part of the human body normal flora. It can be a pathogen for opportunistic infection on patients which have multiple underlying diseases.[2]

Phloroglucinol carboxylic acid is a degradation product excreted by A. calcoaceticus grown on (+)-catechin as the sole source of carbon.[3]


  1. ^ 'Mechanismen der Regulation des pca-qui-Operons aus dem Bakterium Acinetobacter baylyi Stamm ADP1' Ulm 2008[1]
  2. ^ Chen, T. -L.; Siu, L. -K.; Lee, Y. -T.; Chen, C. -P.; Huang, L. -Y.; Wu, R. C. -C.; Cho, W. -L.; Fung, C. -P. (2008). "Acinetobacter baylyi as a Pathogen for Opportunistic Infection". Journal of Clinical Microbiology 46 (9): 2938–2944. doi:10.1128/JCM.00232-08. PMC 2546726. PMID 18632910.  edit
  3. ^ Degradation of (+)-catechin by Acinetobacter calcoaceticus MTC 127. M. Arunachalam, N. Mohan, R. Sugadev, P. Chellappan and A. Mahadevan, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA), Volume 1621, Issue 3, 11 June 2003, Pages 261-265, doi:10.1016/S0304-4165(03)00077-1

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