Proteus Vulgaris


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Related to Proteus Vulgaris: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis

Proteus Vulgaris

 

a rod-shaped, nonspore-forming, motile, and gram-negative bacteria that has flagella along the periphery of its entire cell. Young cells measure 0.5 × 1–3 μ; filaments that measure as much as 20 μ develop later.

Proteus vulgaris cells are very polymorphic; their name is derived from the Greek mythogical god Proteus, who could change his appearance. The colonies look like thin creeping swarms. The main colony is surrounded by many small ones. Proteus vulgaris liquefies gelatin and causes meat, fish, and other foods that contain protein to rot. It is one of the normal intestinal flora and is widely distributed in soil and water. Under certain conditions, Proteus vulgaris can cause food poisonings and various suppurative diseases.

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The results of the experiments assessing the bacteriostatic effects of essential oil and solvent extracts compounds of the plants under study on Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria Pseudomonas aeroginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus vulgaris, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus are presented in Table 1.
coli and Proteus vulgaris tested was observed in the presence of this compound (Table 2).
Weil-Felix tests on day 12 showed the serum to be positive for Proteus vulgaris OX19 (titer 160); tests for P vulgaris OX2 and OXK were negative (titer of 10 for both).
coli, Bacillus subtilus, Pseudomonoas spp, Proteus vulgaris and Staphylococcus aureus.
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