27 Jun 2022

Serratia odorifera

An aerobic gram-negative bacillus that grows readily on most microbiological media producing a white colony. It is capable of growth between 4oC and 40oC. It produces a pungent musty-potato-like odor (2-methoxy-3-isopropyl-pyrazine). They can be isolated from food and plants. It is a rare human opportunistic pathogen.