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Species/Subspecies: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
Category: Motile
Etymology: Genus name: a unit, which feeds on a few substrates
Species epithet: malt loving
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Alternative Species Name(s):Xanthomonas maltophilia.
Type Strain: Hugh 810-2 = ATCC 13637 = NCTC 10257
Macromorphology (smell): Yellow or greenish yellow colonies (form pigments).
Micromorphology: Straight or slightly curved motile rods (0.5 x 1.5 µm), which appear singly or in pairs. Has polar and multitrichous flagella.
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Aerobic
Other Enzymes: DNase +
Fermentation of carbohydrates: S. maltophilia does not ferment carbohydrates but can metabolize lactose and maltose by other means.
Spec. Char.: Optimal growth temperature: 35°C
Disease:An opportunist, which may cause hospital-acquired infections in people with a compromised immune systems. There are also reports of lymphadenitis in goats and septicemia in crocodile.
Hosts: An ambient bacterium, which has been found in many animal species, such as crocodile, snake, goat and man
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
NC_010943 K279a 4 851 126 1c + 0 

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
AB008509 (T) 1467 

About 20 species have been described within genus Stenotrophomonas and these species are related to species within genus Dichelobacter.
Comment:Is usually resistant to multiple antibiotics
Reference(s): No. 75, 76


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