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Proteus, Morganella, and Providencia

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Bernard W. Senior BSc PhD FRCPath Senior Lecturer

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0055

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Senior, B. W. 2010. Proteus, Morganella, and Providencia. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. University of Dundee Medical School, Infection and Immunity Group, Department of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Proteus
  • 2
    Definition
  • 3
    Morphology
  • 4
    Cultural Characteristics
  • 5
    Metabolic Activities
  • 6
    Extracellular Products
  • 7
    Habitat
  • 8
    Laboratory Isolation and Identification
  • 9
    Biochemical Reactions
  • 10
    Susceptibility to Physical and Chemical Agents
  • 11
    Susceptibility to Antimicrobial Agents
  • 12
    Cell Envelope Composition and Antigenic Structure
  • 13
    Typing Methods
  • 14
    Pathogenicity and Virulence Factors
  • 15
    Morganella
  • 16
    Definition
  • 17
    General Properties
  • 18
    Providencia
  • 19
    Definition
  • 20
    General Properties

Keywords:

  • Proteus, Morganella, and Providencia;
  • Proteus strains-growing well on ordinary media;
  • mannose-resistant Proteus-like (MR/P);
  • swarming-characteristic feature of isolates of Proteus spp.;
  • anti-swarming agents;
  • cell envelope composition and antigenic structure;
  • bacteriocin typing;
  • isolates of P. rustigianii-from human, penguins and pigs' feces