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HOME > Restriction Enzymes> Sources > Serratia marcescens
Serratia marcescens

BioHazard Level:

Growth Temperature:

Appropriate growth media:
nutrient agar, nutrient broth

Genomic sources for restriction enzymes (at this website):

Gram Stain:
Serratia marcescens is Gram stain negative

Serratia marcescens is a facultative anaerobe

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.

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 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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