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HOME > Protocols > Bacterial Species >Bartonella bacilliformis
Bartonella bacilliformis
BioHazard Level:

Growth Temperature:

Appropriate growth media:
Trypticase soy agar/broth with defibrinated sheep blood

Bartonella bacilliformis is aerobic.

Gram Stain:
Bartonella bacilliformis is Gram stain negative.

Bartonella bacilliformis is motile.

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Proteobacteria; Alphaproteobacteria; Rhizobiales; Bartonellaceae; Bartonella

Industrial uses or economic implications:
None known

Bartonella bacilliformis is the etiologic agent of Carrion´s disease, Oroya fever, Verruga peruana, or Peruvian wart.

Human health and disease:
Bartonella bacilliformis is BSL2 organism and should be considered 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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