27 Jun 2022

Shewanella putrefaciens

An aerobic, oxidase-positive, gram-negative bacillus that produces a reddish-tan or pink pigmented colony. It produces abundant hydrogen sulfide. It has been isolated environmentally from dairy products, foodstuffs, petroleum, soil, and water. It has been isolated from the respiratory tract, wounds, urogenital tract, and feces of humans but rarely had any clinical significance.