Serratia marcescens.

@article{Hejazi1997SerratiaM,
  title={Serratia marcescens.},
  author={A Hejazi and Frederick R. Falkiner},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={46 11},
  pages={
          903-12
        }
}
Over the last 30 years, Serratia marcescens has become an important cause of nosocomial infection. There have been many reports concerning the identification, antibiotic susceptibility, pathogenicity, epidemiological investigations and typing of this organism. Accurate identification is important in defining outbreaks. The API 20E system has been used widely, but is not individually satisfactory. The growth of S. marcescens in the environment has been investigated in relation to water… 
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