01 Jul 2022

Oerskovia turbata (Cellulomonas turbata)

A gram-positive bacillus that produces extensive branching vegetative filaments (hyphae) that breakup into motile bacilli. It has been isolated from soil, water rich in organic material, decaying plant materials, brewery sewage, aluminum hydroxide gels and clinical specimens. Rarely causes human infections following trauma, especially penetrating injuries, or from indwelling foreign bodies.