Is Kocuria rosea motile?

Is Kocuria rosea motile?

Kocuria are gram positive, strictly aerobic, catalase positive, coagulase neg- ative non motile cocci [3]. This bacteria has been reported to cause central venous catheter related bacteraemia and peritonitis in severely debilitated chronically ill patients [4,5].

What diseases does Kocuria rosea cause?

While NSTIs caused by Kocuria are rare, as previously noted, this species has been reported to cause urinary tract infections, cholecystitis, catheter-associated bacteremia, endocarditis, brain abscess, necrotizing mediastinitis and meningitis [1, 3–7].

How is Kocuria Rhizophila treated?

Initial treatment of Kocuria kristinae infections should involve parenteral vancomycin in combination with some other antibiotic to which it is susceptible.

What is Kocuria rosea resistant to?

Kocuria spp are sensitive to bacitracin, lysozyme and resistant to nitrofurantoin, furazolidone and lysostaphin [18, 24].

Does Kocuria ferment mannitol?

Like certain members of Staphylococcus (which Kocuria species are commonly mistaken for), Kocuria rosea does not ferment mannitol.

Where is Kocuria found?

Organisms of the genus Kocuria can be found as part of the normal skin and oral flora of humans, but are ubiquitous in the environment, inhabiting soil and several other ecologic niches (2).

What bacterial form is Kocuria Rhizophila?

The soil actinomycete Kocuria rhizophila is a coccoid, gram-positive bacterium. It belongs to the family Micrococcaceae in the suborder Micrococcineae, a divergent bacterial group for which only limited amount of genomic information is currently available.

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