Acinetobacter baumannii AB307-0294

Names Acinetobacter baumannii AB307-0294
Accession numbers NC_011595
Background This bacterium is commonly isolated from the hospital environment and hospitalized patients. It is an aquatic organism, and is often cultured from liquid medical samples such as respiratory secretions, wounds, and urine. A. baumannii also colonizes irrigating solutions and intravenous solutions. Although it has low virulence, it is capable of causing infection. Most isolates recovered from patients represent colonization rather than infection. When infections do occur, they usually occur in the blood, or in organs with a high fluid content, such as the lungs or urinary tract. Infections by this organism are becoming increasingly problematic due to the high number of resistance genes found in clinical isolates. Some strains are now resistant to all known antibiotics. Most of these genes appear to have been transferred horizontally from other organisms. Many of them cluster into a single genomic island in strain AYE as compared to strain SDF. Acinetobacter baumannii (strain AB307-0294) is a multidrug-resistant isolate from the blood of a hospitalized patient in Buffalo, NY. (EBI Integr8)
Strain AB307-0294
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (04-DEC-2008) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(26-SEP-2008) Infectious Disease and Genomics--Center of Excellence, University at Buffalo, 701 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method 454-GS-FLX
Isolation site blood of a hospitalized patient in Buffalo, NY
Isolation country USA
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Multiple
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name Homo sapiens
Cell arrangement Singles
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism NA
Energy source Chemoheterotroph, Heterotroph
Diseases Nosocomial infections, nosocomial pneumonia
Pathogenicity Yes