(Ewing and Fife 1972)
Gavini et al. 1989
Enterobacter agglomerans Ewing and Fife 1972
Formerly called Enterobacter agglomerans, this bacterium is known to be an opportunistic pathogen in the immunocompromised, causing wound, blood, and urinary-tract infections. It is commonly isolated from plant surfaces, seeds, fruit (e.g. mandarin oranges), and animal or human feces.
It is difficult to differentiate Pantoea spp. from other members of this family, such as Enterobacter, Klebsiella, and Serratia species. However, Pantoea does not utilize the amino acids lysine, arginine, and ornithine, a characteristic that sets it apart from the other genera. (Winn, et al.; "Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology", Sixth Edition, 2006: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins)
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