Author(s): Carmody LA, Spilker T, LiPuma JJ
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Abstract Standard microbiology references describe Stenotrophomonas maltophilia as oxidase negative and variable with respect to utilization of lactose and sucrose. Analysis of a collection of 766 S. maltophilia isolates indicated that approximately 20\% are oxidase positive and that this species should be reevaluated for other phenotypes, including oxidative fermentation of lactose and sucrose.
This article was published in J Clin Microbiol
and referenced in Clinical Microbiology: Open Access