Bacteroides fragilis

Bacteroides fragilis is an anaerobic, Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium and belongs to the family of Bacteroidaceae.

Bacteroides fragilis is known as major pathogen of wound septicaemia.

The bacterium is extensively resistant to antibiotics, particularly ?-lactam antibiotics.

Bacteroides fragilis is primarily transmitted via bites.

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Rod-shaped bacteria (bacilli)
Curved, straight or bean-shaped: bacilli come in many variants and are widely spread.

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