- Lipophilic bacteria
Lipophilic bacteria ("
fat-liking bacteria") are bacteriathat may proliferate in lipids.
lipophilic corynebacteria. [http://cmr.asm.org/cgi/reprint/10/1/125.pdf Clinical Microbiology of Coryneform Bacteria] GUIDO FUNKE,1* ALEXANDER VON GRAEVENITZ,1 JILL E. CLARRIDGE III,2 AND KATHRYN A. BERNARD3Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zu¨rich, Zu¨rich, Switzerland1; Laboratory Service, Veterans AffairsMedical Center, Departments of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,Texas2; and Special Bacteriology Laboratory, Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada3] .
"Propionibacterium acnes" is a type of liphophilic bacteria [ [http://www.muzisyenlerkulubu.com/acnetreatments.asp Natural Acne Treatments Guide - How to get rid of pimples] ] , releasing
fatty acidsand worsening comedones.
However, the group of lipophilic bacteria are not pathogenic, i.e. they don't cause
food poisoningor food infection[http://www.springerlink.com/content/2203u0385q2n1v5r/fulltext.pdf The Action of Microorganisms on Fats] By L. B. JENSEN and D. P. GRETTIE Swift & Company Laboratories, Chicago, Ill. (Published 1933, so feel free to replace)]
Most materials in laboratories and health-care centers have small amounts of lipids on their surface, and thus may support the proliferation of lipophilic bacteria. [ [http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0886335004006741 Postoperative endophthalmitis.] Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Volume 30, Issue 11, Pages 2441-2444C. Ferrer, J. Ruiz-Moreno, A. Rodríguez, J. Montero, J. Alió] However, since they are not pathogenic, this is not a serous threat.
Lipophilic bacteria may also proliferate in diet fat. However, in modern food industry this is very rare and at worst causes a discoloration of the fat
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