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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Moraxellaceae — Gram-negative bacteria found in soil.

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  • For one such organism called Acinetobacter, rates of resistance to carbapenems, considered last-resort antibiotics, have jumped from 9 percent in

    University of Florida News

  • Candidates include moss, an easy to grow bacterium called Acinetobacter, and the salt-loving Halobacterium.

    MIT World: Recent Updates

  • Clinicians also worry about vancomycin-resistant enterococci VRE, encouraged by the use of the antibiotic virginiamycin in livestock, Clostridium difficile, a serious intestinal bug developing resistance, and resistant Acinetobacter baumannii which has so afflicted US troops in Iraq it has been dubbed "Iraqibacter."

    Martha Rosenberg: Are You Eating Antibiotics Without Knowing It? Probably!

  • Comparing combination antimicrobial therapy with monotherapy for the treatment of Acinetobacter baumannii, a major cause of bloodstream infection and pneumonia in health care settings

    Antimicrobial Resistance: 8 Large NIH Trials Seek To Preserve The Usefulness Of Antibiotics

  • Beginning in 1992, a sustained outbreak of multiresistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections was noted in our 1,000-bed hospital in Barcelona, Spain, resulting in considerable overuse of imipenem, to which the organisms were uniformly susceptible.

    Behe's Test

  • Wackernagel 2008 Double illegitimate recombination events integrate DNA segments through two different mechanisms during natural transformation of Acinetobacter baylyi.

    Flagellum evolution -- how's your German? - The Panda's Thumb

  • Klebsiella and similarly classified bacteria, including Acinetobacter, Enterobacter, and Pseudomonas, have an extra cellular envelope that MRSA lacks, and that hampers the entry of large molecules like antibiotic drugs.

    Superbugs « Isegoria

  • Photo Researchers Acinetobacter is becoming resistant to all antibiotics.

    'Superbugs' That Strike the Sickest Patients

  • When a team of geneticists unlocked the secret of the bug's rapid evolution in 2005, they found that one strain of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii carries the largest collection of genetic upgrades ever discovered in a single organism.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Redinbo, who cautions that the results only apply to E. coli, said further testing will reveal whether bisphosphonates also attack similar species like Acinetobacter baumannii (hospital-acquired pneumonia), Staphylococcus aureus (staph infections) and Burkholderia (lung infections).

    New Way to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found | Impact Lab

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