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Aeromonas

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Barbara J. Chang BSC PHD FASM Associate Professor1,
  2. J. Michael Janda PHD Chief2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0059

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Chang, B. J. and Janda, J. M. 2010. Aeromonas. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Western Australia, Microbiology, School of Biomedical and Chemical Sciences, Nedlands, Western Australia

  2. 2

    Microbial Diseases Laboratory, California Department of Health Services, Richmond, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Definition
  • 2
    Habitat
  • 3
    Morphology and Cell Structures
  • 4
    Cultural Characteristics and Growth Requirements
  • 5
    Metabolism and Physiology
  • 6
    Genetic Mechanisms
  • 7
    Classification and Taxonomy
  • 8
    Laboratory Isolation and Identification
  • 9
    Antimicrobial Susceptibility
  • 10
    Typing
  • 11
    Bacteriophages and Bacteriocins
  • 12
    Pathogenicity and Virulence Factors

Keywords:

  • aeromonads-gram-negative, oxidase- and catalase positive, facultatively anaerobic rods;
  • aeromonads-common inhabitants of microbial biosphere;
  • LPS of aeromonads-typical lipid A–core oligosaccharide–O polysaccharide components;
  • mesophilic aeromonads-single with polar flagellum;
  • outer membrane proteins;
  • genetic mechanisms;
  • classification and naming (nomenclature)-Aeromonas species, subspecies, and groups-checkered history;
  • aeromonads-ampicillin resistant and susceptible to third generation cephalosporins