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Bacteria

BACTERIA

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

A gram negative, rod shaped, environmental bacteria, which is normally found in water and soil.

Against traditional biocides such as QUATS, it is the most resistant of all the test organisms.

Escherichia coli

A gram negative rod shaped bacteria, which is normally found in the intestines of animals.

Being a gram negative bacteria, it has slightly increased tolerance towards traditional biocides compared with gram positive bacteria.

Staphylococcus aureus

A gram positive, spherical (cocci) bacteria, which is normally a skin commensal. S. aureus is susceptible to traditional disinfectants, but more tolerant of acid based disinfectants.

Strains of this bacteria have become resistant to certain antibiotics (such as Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which can be a major problem in the healthcare sector.

Enterococcus hirae

A gram positive, spherical (cocci) bacteria, which is normally found in animal intestines. E. hirae is susceptible to traditional disinfectants, but more tolerant of acid based disinfectants.

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