Acinetobacter /Ac·i·net·o·bac·ter/ (as?i-ne?to-bak´ter) a genus of bacteria (family Neisseriaceae), consisting of aerobic,
gram-negative, paired coccobacilli, it is widely distributed in nature and part of the normal mammalian flora, but can
cause severe primary infections in compromised hosts. The type species, A. calcoaceticus, can cause fatal
Acinetobacter species: A. baumannii can be linked to many hospital acquired infections including skin and
wound infections, pneumonia, and meningitis. A. lwoffi, in particular, is responsible for most cases of
meningitis caused by Acinetobacter.
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APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, Feb. 1982, p. 424-429 Vol. 43, No. 2
UV Light-Induced Survival Response in a Highly Radiation-
Resistant Isolate of the Moraxella-Acinetobacter Group
LEWIS C. KELLER,' THOMAS L. THOMPSON,2 AND R. BURT MAXCYl*
Department of Food Science and Technology' and School of Life Sciences,2 University of Nebraska,
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583
Received 23 April 1981/Accepted 29 September 1981