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Volume 15, Number 1—January 2009

Letter

Sphingomonas mucosissima Bacteremia in Patient with Sickle Cell Disease

Emmanouil Angelakis, Véronique Roux, and Didier RaoultComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie–Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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Biochemical characteristics of the previously reported Sphingomonas mucosissima isolate (AM229669) and the isolate from this study

Characteristic S. mucosissima Isolate from this study
Biochemical characteristics
Oxidase + +
Catalase + +
Phosphatase + +
β-galactosidase
Gelatinase
Nitrate reduction


Assimilation of carbon compounds
Alanine + +
Glucose + +
Glutamic acid
Mannitol
Sucrose + +

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