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Klebsiella is a genus of non-motile, Gram-negative bacteria with a prominent polysaccharide-based capsule. 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.
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Klebsiella species are ubiquitous in nature.
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
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