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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
Order: Enterobacteriales
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Klebsiella
Trevisan 1885

K. granulomatis
K. mobilis
K. ornithinolytica
K. oxytoca
K. ozaenae
K. planticola
K. pneumoniae
K. rhinoscleromatis
K. singaporensis
K. terrigena
K. trevisanii
K. variicola

Klebsiella is a genus of non-motile, Gram-negative bacteria with a prominent polysaccharide-based capsule.[1] Frequent human pathogens, Klebsiella organisms can lead to a wide range of disease states, notably pneumonia, urinary tract infections, septicemia, Ankylosing spondylitis, and soft tissue infections.[2]

Klebsiella species are ubiquitous in nature.[3]

Klebiella planticola is a bacterium produced by Genetic engineering. The studies about this bacteria were first established in 1984, at the annual Conference of American Environmental Committee. It can ferment molasses into Ethanol, living in the root tips of the corn. The bacterium can adversly affect the growth of the plant. Ref: Bio piracy- Vandana Siva. Sinanu.M.M. MSc.Agriculture)Microbiology Aligarh Muslim University


  1. ^ Ryan KJ; Ray CG (editors) (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology, 4th ed., McGraw Hill, p. 370. ISBN 0838585299. 
  2. ^ Podschun R, Ullmann U (1998). "Klebsiella spp. as nosocomial pathogens: epidemiology, taxonomy, typing methods, and pathogenicity factors". Clin Microbiol Rev 11 (4): 589-603. PMID 9767057.
  3. ^ Bagley S (1985). "Habitat association of Klebsiella species". Infect Control 6 (2): 52-8. PMID 3882590.
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