Brevibacterium iodinum

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Brevibacteriaceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Micrococcineae
Family: Brevibacteriaceae
Genus: Brevibacterium
Binomial name
Brevibacterium iodinum
(ex Davis 1939)
Collins et al. 1981
Synonyms

Chromobacterium iodinum Davis 1939
Pseudomonas iodinum Delft

Brevibacterium iodinum is a Gram-positive soil bacterium. It can often be found among the normal cutaneous flora of healthy people, particularly in humid environments, and is only very rarely involved in opportunistic infections. It is also suspected to be a cause of foot odor.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ S., Antoniou. "Brevibacterium iodinum Peritonitis Associated with Acute Urticaria in a CAPD Patient" (PDF). Brevibacterium iodinum Peritonitis Associated with Acute Urticaria in a CAPD Patient. www.pdiconnect.com. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 

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