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Tony & Roz Cundell <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 1 Jul 1999 18:54:35 -0400
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Is there confusion between Acetobacter, the acetic acid bacteria and
Acinotobacter calcoaceticus which is part of the human microflora and is
associated with nosocomial infections?

Tony Cundell

At 05:14 PM 6/30/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Acinetobacter calcoaceticus is pathogen, mostly causing nosocomial
>infections. but there are several environmental strains of Acinetobacter
>which are used for different applications e g. surfactant produced by
>Acinetobacter is commercially available.
>
>thanks.
>
>Milind
>
>
>At 12:56 PM 6/30/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>We occaisionally identify Acinetobacter in our enrichment method for
>>Enterobacteriacea (ENT) because it proliferates well on VRGB.  The method
>>is used because ENT is a specification for our lactose.  It is not classed
>>as Enterobacteriacea and we do not consider it a pathogen.  Although  one
>>pharmaceutical customer told us a consultant had told him it was a pathogen
>>of concern????  He was unable to cite a reference.  I'd appreciate any info
>>or references that cite Acinetobacter as a pathogen.
>>
>>Peg Walling
>>Quest International
>>
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