Enterobacter

Enterobacter

Enterobacterincludes eleven species of highly motile* bacteria. The Enterobacterspecies is biochemically similar to Klebsiella, but unlike KlebsiellaEnterobacter is ornithine positive. Although this bacterium is part ofthe normal flora of the human intestinal tract, several species causeopportunistic infections of the urinary tract as well as other parts of thebody. E. aerogenes and E. cloacae are two such pathogens that donot cause diarrhea, but that are sometimes associated with urinary tract andrespiratory tract infections.