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Species/Subspecies: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
Etymology: Genus name: a unit, which feeds on a few substrates
Species epithet: malt loving
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Old Species Name(s):Xanthomonas maltophilia.
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
ProteobacteriaGammaproteobacteriaXanthomonadalesXanthomonadaceaeStenotrophomonas
Type Strain: Hugh 810-2 = ATCC 13637 = NCTC 10257
Macromorphology (smell): Yellow or greenish yellow colonies (form pigments).
Micromorphology: Straight or slightly curved motile rods (0.5 x 1.5 µm), which appear singly or in pairs. Has polar and multitrichous flagella.
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Aerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/-
Other Enzymes: DNase +
Fermentation of carbohydrates: S. maltophilia does not ferment carbohydrates but can metabolize lactose and maltose by other means.
Spec. Char.: Optimal growth temperature: 35°C
Hosts: An ambient bacterium, which has been found in many animal species, such as crocodile, snake, goat and man
Disease (Swedish):En opportunist, som kan ge nosokomiala infektioner hos människor med nedsatt immunförsvar. Finns bl.a. rapporter om lymfadenit hos get och septikemi hos krokodil.
Disease (English):An opportunist, which may cause hospital-acquired infections in people with a compromised immune systems. There are also reports of lymphadenitis in goats and septicemia in crocodile.
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
NC_010943 K279a 4 851 126 1c + 0 

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
AB008509 (T) 1467 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
About 20 species have been described within genus Stenotrophomonas and these species are related to species within genus Dichelobacter.
Comment:Is usually resistant to multiple antibiotics
Reference(s): No. 75, 76
Updated:2018-09-27

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