This organism can be isolated from many human urinary tract infections, as well as polluted water and sewage. It is commonly identified by its distinctive grape-like smell (trimethylamine) or because it can turn the agar light green due to production of a blue pigment (pyocyanin).
- Biosafety Level: 2
- Canada: Containment Level 2 - PHAC Licence required
- Gram Stain: Negative
- Morphology: rods
- Motility: Positive
- Respiration: Aerobic
- Chromogenesis: Yes (blue)
All bacterial cultures undergo an extensive quality control program prior to releasing for sale, so they are guaranteed for purity as well as for species.
This organism is offered as a ready-to-use tube culture, as well as in a freeze-dried culture for longer storage.
Freeze-dried organisms come with everything you need to rehydrate and culture the organism when you're ready.
Ordering information: These products contain living or perishable materials and will ship via overnight or 2nd day delivery. Please specify a delivery date during checkout.
Bacterial and fungal cultures are restricted and can only be ordered by educational and research professionals.
Ward's Science is not affiliated with the American Type Culture Collection and does not provide corresponding ATCC numbers for our organisms.
Caution: This organism is pathogenic. Ward's adheres to the Biosafety Guidelines for Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, as published by the National Institutes of Health.
As with all organisms, Ward's recommends that you utilize proper aseptic technique when handling all microorganisms.