Taxon of the week: Aeromonas

Aeromonas colonies on blood agar (image from Janda & Abbott)

I’ve found a new website: Catalogue of Organisms. Their post, “Taxon of the week: Aeromonas” describes a genus of aquatic bacteria that are responsible for some ugly infections in fish, humans, and other animals: The Genus Aeromonas: Taxonomy, Pathogenicity, and Infection by J. Michael Janda and Sharon L. Abbott.

The bacterial colonies to the left are illuminated by transmitted light.

2 Responses to “Taxon of the week: Aeromonas”

  1. argylesock Says:

    How can an aquatic genus deserve a name beginning ‘Aero’?


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