Aeromonas veronii

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Aeromonas veronii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Aeromonadales
Family: Aeromonadaceae
Genus: Aeromonas
Species: A. veronii
Binomial name
Aeromonas veronii
Hickman-Brenner et al., 1987

Aeromonas veronii is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium found in fresh water and in association with animals.[1] It can be a pathogen of humans and a beneficial symbiont of leeches. In humans A. veronii can cause diseases ranging from wound infections and diarrhea to septicemia in immunocompromised patients. In leeches, this bacterium is thought to function in the digestion of blood, provision of nutrients, or preventing other bacteria from growing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ F. W. Hickman-Brenner, K. L. MacDonald, A. G. Steigerwalt, G. R. Fanning, D. J. Brenner & J. J. Farmer III (1988). "Aeromonas veronii, a new ornithine decarboxylase-positive species that may cause diarrhea". Journal of Clinical Microbiology 25 (5): 900–906. PMC 266114. PMID 3584425.