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Volume 19, Number 7—July 2013


Psychrobacter arenosus Bacteremia after Blood Transfusion, France

Yvan CasparComments to Author , Christine Recule, Patricia Pouzol, Bruno Lafeuillade, Marie-Reine Mallaret, Max Maurin, and Jacques Croize
Author affiliations: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble, Grenoble, France (Y. Caspar, C. Recule, P. Pouzol, M.-R. Mallaret, M. Maurin, J. Croize); Université Joseph Fourier-Grenoble 1, Grenoble, France (Y. Caspar, C. Recule, P. Pouzol, M.-R. Mallaret, M. Maurin, J. Croize); Etablissement Français du Sang, La Tronche, France (B. Lafeuillade)

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Characteristics of Psychrobacter arenosus isolated in this study (France) and a strain isolated in Russia*

Characteristic Isolate from this study Isolate from Russia†
Growth at 5°C + +
Growth at 22°C + +
Growth at 37°C
Nitrate reduction
Arginine dihydrolase
Esculin hydrolysis
Indole production

Metabolic assay result
l-arabinose +
Malate + +
Citrate + +
Acetate + +
Propionate + +
3-hydroxybutyrate +
Lactate +
Itaconic acid +
l-proline +
l-alanine +
l histidine +
l-serine + UNK
Valeric acid + UNK
Adipic acid UNK
3-hydroxybenzoate UNK
4-hydroxybenzoate UNK
l-fucose UNK
Gluconate UNK
2-ketogluconate UNK
n-acetylglucosamine UNK
d-glucose UNK
Glycogen UNK
Inositol UNK
Malonate UNK
d-maltose UNK
d-mannitol UNK
d-melibiose UNK
d-mannose UNK
Phenylacetate UNK
l-rhamnose UNK
d-ribose UNK
d-saccharose UNK
Salicin UNK
d-sorbitol UNK
Suberic acid UNK

*+, positive; –, negative; UNK, unknown.
†Romanenko et al. (5).

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