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HOME > Protocols > Bacterial Species > Atopobium minutum
Atopobium minutum
BioHazard Level:

Growth Temperature:

Appropriate growth media:
Modified chopped meat medium

Atopobium minutum is anaerobic.

Gram Stain:
Atopobium minutum is Gram stain positive.

Atopobium minutum is non-motile.

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Actinobacteria; Actinobacteria; Coriobacteridae; Coriobacteriales; Coriobacterineae; Coriobacteriaceae; Atopobium

Industrial uses or economic implications:
Not known


The type strain for Atopobium minutum was isolated from a perineal abscess.

Human health and disease:
While ATCC lists Atopobium minutum as BSL1 there are literature reports of isolation of Atopobium minutum from patients. Therefore, this bacterium shoudl be treated as a potential pathogen.
Disclaimer: This information is presented as is. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, please check current reference material prior to growth or handling of microorganisms.

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