Genus of bacteria that will ferment glucose to propionic acid or acetic acid.
Propionibacterium is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped genus of bacteria named for their unique metabolism: They are able to synthesize propionic acid by using unusual transcarboxylase enzymes. Its members are primarily facultative parasites and commensals of humans and other animals, living in and around the sweat glands, sebaceous glands, and other ar...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propionibacterium
(pro″pe-on″ĭ-bak-tēr´e-әm) a genus of gram-positive, anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria, found as saprophytes in humans, animals, and dairy products. P. ac´nes (also known as Corynebacterium acnes) is a normal skin inhabitant and can cause chronic infections of the blood and bone marrow. P. granulo´sum...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
A genus of gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria whose cells occur singly, in pairs or short chains, in v or y configurations, or in clumps resembling letters of the chinese alphabet. Its organisms are found in cheese and dairy products as well as on human skin and can occasionally cause soft tissue infections. ... (12 Dec 1998) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Type: Term Pronunciation: prō′pē-on′ē-bak-tē′rē-ŭm Definitions: 1. A genus of nonmotile, non-spore-forming, anaerobic to aerotolerant bacteria (family Propionibacteriaceae) containing gram-positive rods that are usually pleomorphic, diphtheroid, or club shaped, with one end rounded, the other tapered ...Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=72789
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