Agrobacterium radiobacter

(ag″rō-bak-tēr′ē-ŭm rā″dē-ō-bak′tĕr)

[L. fr. Gr.]
The former name of the bacterium now called Rhizobium radiobacter. It is a gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium. It is an opportunistic pathogen that is a rare cause of bacteremia, endocarditis, and peritonitis mostly in mostly in immunocompromised patients, and is a rare cause of urinary tract infection.

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