Friday, December 19, 2008


lizabethkingia meningoseptica (further referred to as Em). Em is a Gram negative bacillus from the phylum Bacteroidetes. It is ubiquitous in the environment, having been isolated from soil, as well as both fresh and salt water. The genus derives it's name from CDC bacteriologist Elizabeth O. King, who first identified this organism as having caused meningitis in infants. She originally named it Flavobacterium meningosepticum.

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