Proteus mirabilis: Taxonomic Position, Peculiarities of Growth, Components of the Cell Envelope

  • K. Kotelko
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Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 129)


Microorganisms of the Proteus group were first described and defined by Hauser in 1885 (P. vulgaris and P. mirabilis) and redefined by Wenner and Rettger in 1919 (according to Wilson and Miles 1964). In the following years other forms were isolated and named P. morganii and P. rettgeri.


Outer Membrane Cell Envelope Taxonomic Position Galacturonic Acid Proteus Mirabilis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Kotelko
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MicrobiologyUniversity of LodzLodzPoland

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