Rhizobium pusense is the main human pathogen in the genus Agrobacterium/Rhizobium

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2015 May;21(5):472.e1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2014.12.005. Epub 2014 Dec 11.


Rhizobium pusense was recently described after isolation from the rhizosphere of chickpea. Multilocus sequence-based analysis of clinical isolates identified as Agrobacterium (Rhizobium) radiobacter demonstrated that R. pusense is the main human pathogen within Agrobacterium (Rhizobium) spp. Clinical microbiology of Agrobacterium (Rhizobium) should be considered in the light of recent taxonomic changes.

Keywords: Agrobacterium; Rhizobium pusense; diagnosis; opportunistic pathogen; taxonomy.

MeSH terms

  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / diagnosis
  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Rhizobium / classification*
  • Rhizobium / isolation & purification*