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HOME > Restriction Enzymes> Sources > Serratia marcescens
Serratia marcescens

BioHazard Level:
1

Growth Temperature:
26oC

Appropriate growth media:
nutrient agar, nutrient broth

Genomic sources for restriction enzymes (at this website):
SmaI

Gram Stain:
Serratia marcescens is Gram stain negative

Respiration:
Serratia marcescens is a facultative anaerobe

Motility:
Serratia marcescens is motile

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Proteobacteria; Gammaproteobacteria; Enterobacteriales; Enterobacteriaceae; Serratia

Industrial uses or economic implications:
Serratia marcescens is one of the most effective bacteria for degradation of chitin.

Miscellaneous:
Serratia marcescens ia capable of producing a pigment called prodigiosin, which ranges in color from dark red to pale pink.

Human health and disease:
Serratia marcescens is an opportunistic pathogen. Until the 1950s, this bacterium generally was considered a harmless saprophyte and was prior to that used by the government to study dispersal patterns of bacteria sprayed into the air.
Disclaimer: This information is presented as interesting bits of information is not meant to be medical advice and should not be used to treat or diagnose any disease!


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