Klebsiella oxytoca

An aerobic gram-negative bacillus that grows readily on most microbiological media producing a white colony with either a smooth or a mucoid consistency. It is similar to Klebsiella pneumoniae except that the indole test is positive. It is part of the normal intestinal flora of humans and animals. It can be isolated from soil, plants, water, and sewage. It is capable of causing infections in humans.

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