TODAY IN OUR LAB: Cloacibacillus porcorum

Cloacibacillus porcorum

Isolated from a blood culture of a sepsis case in a swiss hospital.

Cloacibacillus porcorum is a species of bacteria that was first described by Looft et al. in 2013. It belongs to the genus Cloacibacillus. Cloacibacillus porcorum has been isolated from the intestinal tract of a pig from Ames in the United States. It is a Gram-negative, mesophilic (20°C-45°C), non-motile bacterium. It is known to degrade mucin, a type of protein produced by the epithelial tissues including those in the gastrointestinal tract.

The type strain of this species is CCUG 62631, CL-84, DSM 25858.
Cloacibacillus porcorum has been associated with human disease. It has been linked to rare cases of bacteremia. However, it’s important to note that the pathogenicity of this bacterium in humans is not fully understood and more research is needed to clarify its role in human disease.
Therefore, rapid identification of rare clinical germs is of great importance for appropriate treatment.

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