Query: NC_017121:2781000 Acetobacter pasteurianus IFO 3283-07, complete genome Lineage: Acetobacter pasteurianus; Acetobacter; Acetobacteraceae; Rhodospirillales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Acetobacter pasteurianus is an acetic acid-producing bacterium commonly found associated with plants and plant products. This organism is used in the production of fermented foods, such as kefir, and vinegar. Acetic acid bacteria.
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General Information: This type strain came from a Chinese patient in Burma who had glanders in 1944. Causes glanders in horses. This organism is rarely associated with human infection, and is more commonly seen in domesticated animals such as horses, donkeys, and mules where it causes glanders, a disease first described by Aristotle. The pathogen is host-adapted and is not found in the environment outside of its host. Rapid-onset pneumonia, bacteremia (spread of the organism through the blood), pustules, and death are common outcomes during infection. No vaccine exists for this potentially dangerous organism.